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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 heading)
ARTICLE 3.1. OFFICERS

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 5

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 5 heading)
DIVISION 5. APPLICATION OF ARTICLE

65 ILCS 5/3.1-5-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-5-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-5-5)
    Sec. 3.1-5-5. Application of Article. This Article 3.1 applies to all officers elected or appointed under this Article and Articles 4 and 5, unless provided otherwise. If there is a conflict between any provision in this Article 3.1 and any provision in Article 4 or Article 5, the provision in Article 4 or 5, as the case may be, shall control.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 10

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 10 heading)
DIVISION 10. GENERAL PROVISIONS

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-5)
    Sec. 3.1-10-5. Qualifications; elective office.
    (a) A person is not eligible for an elective municipal office unless that person is a qualified elector of the municipality and has resided in the municipality at least one year next preceding the election or appointment, except as provided in Section 3.1-20-25, subsection (b) of Section 3.1-25-75, Section 5-2-2, or Section 5-2-11.
    (b) A person is not eligible to take the oath of office for a municipal office if that person is, at the time required for taking the oath of office, in arrears in the payment of a tax or other indebtedness due to the municipality or has been convicted in any court located in the United States of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony.
    (b-5) A person is not eligible to hold a municipal office, if that person is, at any time during the term of office, in arrears in the payment of a tax or other indebtedness due to the municipality or has been convicted in any court located in the United States of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony.
    (c) A person is not eligible for the office of alderman of a ward unless that person has resided in the ward that the person seeks to represent, and a person is not eligible for the office of trustee of a district unless that person has resided in the municipality, at least one year next preceding the election or appointment, except as provided in Section 3.1-20-25, subsection (b) of Section 3.1-25-75, Section 5-2-2, or Section 5-2-11.
    (d) If a person (i) is a resident of a municipality immediately prior to the active duty military service of that person or that person's spouse, (ii) resides anywhere outside of the municipality during that active duty military service, and (iii) immediately upon completion of that active duty military service is again a resident of the municipality, then the time during which the person resides outside the municipality during the active duty military service is deemed to be time during which the person is a resident of the municipality for purposes of determining the residency requirement under subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 97-1091, eff. 8-24-12; 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-6

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-6)
    Sec. 3.1-10-6. Qualifications; appointive office.
    (a) No person shall be eligible for any appointive municipal office unless that person is a qualified elector of the municipality or otherwise provided by law.
    (b) The residency requirements do not apply, however, to municipal engineers, health officers, attorneys, or other officers who require technical training or knowledge, to appointed village treasurers, to appointed village clerks, or to appointed city or village collectors (unless the city or village has designated by ordinance that the city or village clerk shall also hold the office of collector).
    (c) Except for incorporated towns that have superseded a civil township, municipalities having a population of not more than 500,000 may adopt ordinances that allow firemen and policemen to reside outside of the corporate limits of the municipality by which they are employed both at the time of appointment and while serving as a fireman or policeman.
(Source: P.A. 92-354, eff. 8-15-01.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-10)
    Sec. 3.1-10-10. Application of general election law. The general election law applies to the scheduling, manner of conducting, voting at, and contesting of municipal elections.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-15)
    Sec. 3.1-10-15. Commencement of terms. The terms of elected municipal officers shall commence at the first regular or special meeting of the corporate authorities after receipt of the official election results from the county clerk of the regular municipal election at which the officers were elected, except as otherwise provided by ordinance fixing the date for inauguration of newly elected officers of a municipality. The ordinance shall not, however, fix the time for inauguration of newly elected officers later than the first regular or special meeting of the corporate authorities in the month of June following the election.
(Source: P.A. 95-245, eff. 8-17-07.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-20)
    Sec. 3.1-10-20. Results; ties. The person with the highest number of votes for an office is the person elected to that office. In case of a tie vote, the candidate who shall hold the office shall be determined under the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-25

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-25) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-25)
    Sec. 3.1-10-25. Oath or affirmation. Before entering upon the duties of their respective offices, all municipal officers, whether elected or appointed, shall take and subscribe the oath or affirmation required by the Illinois Constitution. The subscribed oath or affirmation shall be filed in the office of the municipal clerk.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-30

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-30) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-30)
    Sec. 3.1-10-30. Bond. Before entering upon the duties of their respective offices, all municipal officers, except aldermen and trustees, shall execute a bond with security, to be approved by the corporate authorities. The bond shall be payable to the municipality in the penal sum directed by resolution or ordinance, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of the office and the payment of all money received by the officer, according to law and the ordinances of that municipality. The bond may provide that the obligation of the sureties shall not extend to any loss sustained by the insolvency, failure, or closing of any bank or savings and loan association organized and operating either under the laws of the State of Illinois or the United States in which the officer has placed funds in the officer's custody, if the bank or savings and loan association has been approved by the corporate authorities as a depository for those funds. In no case, however, shall the mayor's bond be fixed at less than $3,000. The treasurer's bond shall be an amount of money that is not less than 3 times the latest Federal census population or any subsequent census figure used for Motor Fuel Tax purposes. Bonds shall be filed with the municipal clerk, except the bond of the clerk, which shall be filed with the municipal treasurer.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-35

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-35) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-35)
    Sec. 3.1-10-35. Duty to successor. Within 5 days after written notification and request, a person who has been an officer of a municipality shall deliver to the successor in office all property, books, and effects in the former officer's possession, belonging to the municipality. A former officer who violates this Section is liable for all the damages caused by the violation and is subject to the penalty prescribed by ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-40

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-40) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-40)
    Sec. 3.1-10-40. Additional duties. Every officer shall perform duties in addition to those which may be prescribed by law, and be subject to other rules and regulations, as the corporate authorities may provide by ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-45

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-45) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-45)
    Sec. 3.1-10-45. Appointment of subordinates. The municipal comptroller (if there is one), municipal clerk, municipal treasurer, and city collector, severally, shall appoint the various clerks and subordinates in their respective offices authorized by the corporate authorities. Those officers shall be held responsible, severally, for the fidelity of all persons so appointed by them. This power, however, is subject to the provisions of Division 1 of Article 10. The power of municipal clerks is also subject to the provisions of Section 3.1-30-10.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-50

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-50)
    Sec. 3.1-10-50. Events upon which an elective office becomes vacant in municipality with population under 500,000.
    (a) Vacancy by resignation. A resignation is not effective unless it is in writing, signed by the person holding the elective office, and notarized.
        (1) Unconditional resignation. An unconditional
    
resignation by a person holding the elective office may specify a future date, not later than 60 days after the date the resignation is received by the officer authorized to fill the vacancy, at which time it becomes operative, but the resignation may not be withdrawn after it is received by the officer authorized to fill the vacancy. The effective date of a resignation that does not specify a future date at which it becomes operative is the date the resignation is received by the officer authorized to fill the vacancy. The effective date of a resignation that has a specified future effective date is that specified future date or the date the resignation is received by the officer authorized to fill the vacancy, whichever date occurs later.
        (2) Conditional resignation. A resignation that does
    
not become effective unless a specified event occurs can be withdrawn at any time prior to the occurrence of the specified event, but if not withdrawn, the effective date of the resignation is the date of the occurrence of the specified event or the date the resignation is received by the officer authorized to fill the vacancy, whichever date occurs later.
        (3) Vacancy upon the effective date. For the purpose
    
of determining the time period that would require an election to fill the vacancy by resignation or the commencement of the 60-day time period referred to in subsection (e), the resignation of an elected officer is deemed to have created a vacancy as of the effective date of the resignation.
        (4) Duty of the clerk. If a resignation is delivered
    
to the clerk of the municipality, the clerk shall forward a certified copy of the written resignation to the official who is authorized to fill the vacancy within 7 business days after receipt of the resignation.
    (b) Vacancy by death or disability. A vacancy occurs in an office by reason of the death of the incumbent. The date of the death may be established by the date shown on the death certificate. A vacancy occurs in an office by permanent physical or mental disability rendering the person incapable of performing the duties of the office. The corporate authorities have the authority to make the determination whether an officer is incapable of performing the duties of the office because of a permanent physical or mental disability. A finding of mental disability shall not be made prior to the appointment by a court of a guardian ad litem for the officer or until a duly licensed doctor certifies, in writing, that the officer is mentally impaired to the extent that the officer is unable to effectively perform the duties of the office. If the corporate authorities find that an officer is incapable of performing the duties of the office due to permanent physical or mental disability, that person is removed from the office and the vacancy of the office occurs on the date of the determination.
    (c) Vacancy by other causes.
        (1) Abandonment and other causes. A vacancy occurs in
    
an office by reason of abandonment of office; removal from office; or failure to qualify; or more than temporary removal of residence from the municipality; or in the case of an alderman of a ward or councilman or trustee of a district, more than temporary removal of residence from the ward or district, as the case may be. The corporate authorities have the authority to determine whether a vacancy under this subsection has occurred. If the corporate authorities determine that a vacancy exists, the office is deemed vacant as of the date of that determination for all purposes including the calculation under subsections (e), (f), and (g).
        (2) Guilty of a criminal offense. An admission of
    
guilt of a criminal offense that upon conviction would disqualify the municipal officer from holding the office, in the form of a written agreement with State or federal prosecutors to plead guilty to a felony, bribery, perjury, or other infamous crime under State or federal law, constitutes a resignation from that office, effective on the date the plea agreement is made. For purposes of this Section, a conviction for an offense that disqualifies a municipal officer from holding that office occurs on the date of the return of a guilty verdict or, in the case of a trial by the court, on the entry of a finding of guilt.
        (3) Election declared void. A vacancy occurs on the
    
date of the decision of a competent tribunal declaring the election of the officer void.
    (d) Election of an acting mayor or acting president. The election of an acting mayor or acting president pursuant to subsection (f) or (g) does not create a vacancy in the original office of the person on the city council or as a trustee, as the case may be, unless the person resigns from the original office following election as acting mayor or acting president. If the person resigns from the original office following election as acting mayor or acting president, then the original office must be filled pursuant to the terms of this Section and the acting mayor or acting president shall exercise the powers of the mayor or president and shall vote and have veto power in the manner provided by law for a mayor or president. If the person does not resign from the original office following election as acting mayor or acting president, then the acting mayor or acting president shall exercise the powers of the mayor or president but shall be entitled to vote only in the manner provided for as the holder of the original office and shall not have the power to veto. If the person does not resign from the original office following election as acting mayor or acting president, and if that person's original term of office has not expired when a mayor or president is elected and has qualified for office, the acting mayor or acting-president shall return to the original office for the remainder of the term thereof.
    (e) Appointment to fill alderman or trustee vacancy. An appointment by the mayor or president or acting mayor or acting president, as the case may be, of a qualified person as described in Section 3.1-10-5 of this Code to fill a vacancy in the office of alderman or trustee must be made within 60 days after the vacancy occurs. Once the appointment of the qualified person has been forwarded to the corporate authorities, the corporate authorities shall act upon the appointment within 30 days. If the appointment fails to receive the advice and consent of the corporate authorities within 30 days, the mayor or president or acting mayor or acting president shall appoint and forward to the corporate authorities a second qualified person as described in Section 3.1-10-5. Once the appointment of the second qualified person has been forwarded to the corporate authorities, the corporate authorities shall act upon the appointment within 30 days. If the appointment of the second qualified person also fails to receive the advice and consent of the corporate authorities, then the mayor or president or acting mayor or acting president, without the advice and consent of the corporate authorities, may make a temporary appointment from those persons who were appointed but whose appointments failed to receive the advice and consent of the corporate authorities. The person receiving the temporary appointment shall serve until an appointment has received the advice and consent and the appointee has qualified or until a person has been elected and has qualified, whichever first occurs.
    (f) Election to fill vacancies in municipal offices with 4-year terms. If a vacancy occurs in an elective municipal office with a 4-year term and there remains an unexpired portion of the term of at least 28 months, and the vacancy occurs at least 130 days before the general municipal election next scheduled under the general election law, then the vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the term at that general municipal election. Whenever an election is held for this purpose, the municipal clerk shall certify the office to be filled and the candidates for the office to the proper election authorities as provided in the general election law. If a vacancy occurs with less than 28 months remaining in the unexpired portion of the term or less than 130 days before the general municipal election, then:
        (1) Mayor or president. If the vacancy is in the
    
office of mayor or president, the vacancy must be filled by the corporate authorities electing one of their members as acting mayor or acting president. Except as set forth in subsection (d), the acting mayor or acting president shall perform the duties and possess all the rights and powers of the mayor or president until a mayor or president is elected at the next general municipal election and has qualified. However, in villages with a population of less than 5,000, if each of the trustees either declines the election as acting president or is not elected by a majority vote of the trustees presently holding office, then the trustees may elect, as acting president, any other village resident who is qualified to hold municipal office, and the acting president shall exercise the powers of the president and shall vote and have veto power in the manner provided by law for a president.
        (2) Alderman or trustee. If the vacancy is in the
    
office of alderman or trustee, the vacancy must be filled by the mayor or president or acting mayor or acting president, as the case may be, in accordance with subsection (e).
        (3) Other elective office. If the vacancy is in any
    
elective municipal office other than mayor or president or alderman or trustee, the mayor or president or acting mayor or acting president, as the case may be, must appoint a qualified person to hold the office until the office is filled by election, subject to the advice and consent of the city council or the board of trustees, as the case may be.
    (g) Vacancies in municipal offices with 2-year terms. In the case of an elective municipal office with a 2-year term, if the vacancy occurs at least 130 days before the general municipal election next scheduled under the general election law, the vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the term at that general municipal election. If the vacancy occurs less than 130 days before the general municipal election, then:
        (1) Mayor or president. If the vacancy is in the
    
office of mayor or president, the vacancy must be filled by the corporate authorities electing one of their members as acting mayor or acting president. Except as set forth in subsection (d), the acting mayor or acting president shall perform the duties and possess all the rights and powers of the mayor or president until a mayor or president is elected at the next general municipal election and has qualified. However, in villages with a population of less than 5,000, if each of the trustees either declines the election as acting president or is not elected by a majority vote of the trustees presently holding office, then the trustees may elect, as acting president, any other village resident who is qualified to hold municipal office, and the acting president shall exercise the powers of the president and shall vote and have veto power in the manner provided by law for a president.
        (2) Alderman or trustee. If the vacancy is in the
    
office of alderman or trustee, the vacancy must be filled by the mayor or president or acting mayor or acting president, as the case may be, in accordance with subsection (e).
        (3) Other elective office. If the vacancy is in any
    
elective municipal office other than mayor or president or alderman or trustee, the mayor or president or acting mayor or acting president, as the case may be, must appoint a qualified person to hold the office until the office is filled by election, subject to the advice and consent of the city council or the board of trustees, as the case may be.
    (h) In cases of vacancies arising by reason of an election being declared void pursuant to paragraph (3) of subsection (c), persons holding elective office prior thereto shall hold office until their successors are elected and qualified or appointed and confirmed by advice and consent, as the case may be.
    (i) This Section applies only to municipalities with populations under 500,000.
(Source: P.A. 94-645, eff. 8-22-05; 95-646, eff. 1-1-08.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-51

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-51)
    Sec. 3.1-10-51. Vacancies in municipalities with a population of 500,000 or more.
    (a) A municipal officer may resign from office. A vacancy occurs in an office by reason of resignation, failure to elect or qualify (in which case the incumbent shall remain in office until the vacancy is filled), death, permanent physical or mental disability rendering the person incapable of performing the duties of his or her office, conviction of a disqualifying crime, abandonment of office, removal from office, or removal of residence from the municipality or, in the case of an alderman of a ward, removal of residence from the ward. An admission of guilt of a criminal offense that would, upon conviction, disqualify the municipal officer from holding that office, in the form of a written agreement with State or federal prosecutors to plead guilty to a felony, bribery, perjury, or other infamous crime under State or federal law, shall constitute a resignation from that office, effective at the time the plea agreement is made. For purposes of this Section, a conviction for an offense that disqualifies the municipal officer from holding that office occurs on the date of the return of a guilty verdict or, in the case of a trial by the court, the entry of a finding of guilt.
    (b) If a vacancy occurs in an elective municipal office with a 4-year term and there remains an unexpired portion of the term of at least 28 months, and the vacancy occurs at least 130 days before the general municipal election next scheduled under the general election law, then the vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the term at that general municipal election. Whenever an election is held for this purpose, the municipal clerk shall certify the office to be filled and the candidates for the office to the proper election authorities as provided in the general election law. If the vacancy is in the office of mayor, the city council shall elect one of their members acting mayor. The acting mayor shall perform the duties and possess all the rights and powers of the mayor until a successor to fill the vacancy has been elected and has qualified. If the vacancy is in any other elective municipal office, then until the office is filled by election, the mayor shall appoint a qualified person to the office subject to the advice and consent of the city council.
    (c) If a vacancy occurs later than the time provided in subsection (b) in a 4-year term, a vacancy in the office of mayor shall be filled by the corporate authorities electing one of their members acting mayor. The acting mayor shall perform the duties and possess all the rights and powers of the mayor until a mayor is elected at the next general municipal election and has qualified. A vacancy occurring later than the time provided in subsection (b) in a 4-year term in any elective office other than mayor shall be filled by appointment by the mayor, with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities.
    (d) A municipal officer appointed or elected under this Section shall hold office until the officer's successor is elected and has qualified.
    (e) An appointment to fill a vacancy in the office of alderman shall be made within 60 days after the vacancy occurs. The requirement that an appointment be made within 60 days is an exclusive power and function of the State and is a denial and limitation under Article VII, Section 6, subsection (h) of the Illinois Constitution of the power of a home rule municipality to require that an appointment be made within a different period after the vacancy occurs.
    (f) This Section applies only to municipalities with a population of 500,000 or more.
(Source: P.A. 95-646, eff. 1-1-08.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-55

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-55) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-55)
    Sec. 3.1-10-55. Quorum to fill vacancies. If there is a vacancy in an elective office and, for any reason, there is not a quorum in office of the corporate authorities, appointments to fill vacancies may be made or confirmed by a majority of the corporate authorities holding office at the time the appointment is made or confirmed.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-60

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-60) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-60)
    Sec. 3.1-10-60. Interim appointments to vacancies. If a municipality has no mayor or president, no clerk, and no aldermen or trustees, the circuit court may, upon petition signed by at least 100 electors or 10% of the electors of the municipality, whichever is less, make interim appointments to fill all vacancies in the elective offices of the municipality from among persons whose names are submitted by the petition or petitions. The interim appointees shall serve until the next regularly scheduled election under the general election law occurring not less than 120 days after all the offices have become vacant.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-65

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-65) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-65)
    Sec. 3.1-10-65. Referendum to reduce terms.
    (a) In any municipality of less than 500,000 inhabitants, a proposition to reduce the terms of the elective officers of the municipality from 4 years to 2 years may be submitted, within the discretion of the corporate authorities, to the electors of the municipality. The proposition shall also be submitted if a petition requesting that action is signed by electors of the municipality numbering not less than 10% of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor or president of the municipality and the petition is filed with the municipal clerk and certified in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
        Shall the term of the elective officers of (name of
    
municipality) be reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
    (b) If a majority of the electors voting on the proposition vote against it, the terms of the officers shall remain 4 years. If, however, a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, the officers elected at the next regular election for officers in the municipality shall hold their offices for a term of 2 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified, except in the case of trustees and aldermen. In the case of aldermen and trustees: (i) at the first election of aldermen or trustees that occurs in an odd numbered year following the vote to reduce the length of terms, successors to aldermen or trustees whose terms expire in that year shall be elected for a term of one year and until their successors are elected and have qualified and (ii) thereafter, one-half of the aldermen or trustees shall be elected each year for terms of 2 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-70

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-70) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-70)
    Sec. 3.1-10-70. Elections for reduced 2 year terms. In municipalities that have provided for a 2 year term for elective officers under Section 3.1-10-65, the first election for municipal officers shall be held at the next general municipal election following the referendum at which the terms of the elective officers were reduced. In those municipalities, general elections shall be held annually thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-75

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-75) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-75)
    Sec. 3.1-10-75. Referendum to lengthen terms.
    (a) In any municipality of less than 500,000 inhabitants that, under Section 3.1-10-65, has voted to shorten the terms of elective officers, a proposition to lengthen the terms of the elective officers of the municipality from 2 years to 4 years may be submitted, within the discretion of the corporate authorities, to the electors of the municipality. The proposition shall be certified by the municipal clerk to the appropriate election authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall also be submitted at an election if a petition requesting that action is signed by electors of the municipality numbering not less than 10% of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor or president of the municipality and the petition is filed with the municipal clerk. The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
        Shall the term of the elective officers of (name of
    
municipality) be lengthened from 2 years to 4 years?
    (b) If a majority of the electors voting on the proposition vote against it, the terms of the officers shall remain 2 years. If, however, a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, the officers elected at the next regular election for officers in the municipality shall hold their offices for a term of 4 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified, except in the case of trustees and aldermen. In the case of aldermen and trustees: (i) if the first election for aldermen or trustees, after approval of the proposition, occurs in an even numbered year, the aldermen or trustees elected in that even numbered year shall serve for terms of 3 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified, the terms for successors to those elected at the first even numbered year election shall be 4 years and until successors are elected and have qualified, the aldermen or trustees elected at the first odd numbered year election next following the first even numbered year election shall serve for terms of 4 years and until successors are elected and have qualified, and successors elected after the first odd numbered year shall also serve 4 year terms and until their successors are elected and have qualified and (ii) if the first election for aldermen or trustees, after approval of the proposition, occurs in an odd numbered year, the aldermen or trustees elected in that odd numbered year shall serve for terms of 4 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified, the terms for successors to those elected at the first odd numbered year election shall be for 4 years and until successors are elected and have qualified, the aldermen or trustees elected at the first even numbered year election next following the first odd numbered year election shall serve for terms of one year and until their successors are elected and have qualified, and the terms for successors to those elected at the first odd numbered year election shall be 4 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 15

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 15 heading)
DIVISION 15. ELECTED OFFICERS GENERALLY

65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-5)
    Sec. 3.1-15-5. Officers to be elected. In all cities incorporated under this Code there shall be elected a mayor, aldermen, a city clerk, and a city treasurer (except in the case of a city of 10,000 or fewer inhabitants that, by ordinance, allows for the appointment of a city treasurer by the mayor, subject to the advice and consent of the city council). In all villages and incorporated towns, there shall be elected a president, trustees, and a clerk, except as otherwise provided in this Code.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119; 88-572, eff. 8-11-94.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-10)
    Sec. 3.1-15-10. Mayor; president. The chief executive officer of a city shall be a mayor. The chief executive officer of a village shall be a village president, who may also be called a mayor. The chief executive officer of an incorporated town shall be a president, who may also be called a mayor. The chief executive officer shall hold office for 4 years and until a successor is elected and has qualified, except in municipalities that have adopted a 2 year term as provided in Section 3.1-10-65 and except in a village or incorporated town that, before January 1, 1942, has adopted a 2 year term for the chief executive officer.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-15)
    Sec. 3.1-15-15. Holding other offices. A mayor, president, alderman, trustee, clerk, or treasurer shall not hold any other office under the municipal government during the term of that office, except when the officer is granted a leave of absence from that office or except as otherwise provided in Sections 3.1-10-50 and 3.1-35-135. Moreover, an officer may serve as a volunteer fireman and receive compensation for that service.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-20)
    Sec. 3.1-15-20. Administering oaths. The mayor of a city, the president of a village or incorporated town, the clerk, the chairman of a plan commission, and the chairman of a zoning board of appeals of a municipality have power to administer oaths and affirmations on all lawful occasions. The corporate authorities by ordinance may authorize other municipal officers to administer oaths.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-25

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-25) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-25)
    Sec. 3.1-15-25. Conservators of the peace; service of warrants.
    (a) After receiving a certificate attesting to the successful completion of a training course administered by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, the mayor, aldermen, president, trustees, marshal, deputy marshals, and policemen in municipalities shall be conservators of the peace. Those persons and others authorized by ordinance shall have power (i) to arrest or cause to be arrested, with or without process, all persons who break the peace or are found violating any municipal ordinance or any criminal law of the State, (ii) to commit arrested persons for examination, (iii) if necessary, to detain arrested persons in custody over night or Sunday in any safe place or until they can be brought before the proper court, and (iv) to exercise all other powers as conservators of the peace prescribed by the corporate authorities.
    (b) All warrants for the violation of municipal ordinances or the State criminal law, directed to any person, may be served and executed within the limits of a municipality by any policeman or marshal of the municipality. For that purpose, policemen and marshals have all the common law and statutory powers of sheriffs.
(Source: P.A. 90-540, eff. 12-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-30

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-30) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-30)
    Sec. 3.1-15-30. Minority representation.
    (a) Whenever the question of incorporation as a city under this Code is submitted for adoption to the electors of any territory, village, incorporated town, or city under special charter, there may be submitted at the same time for adoption or rejection the question of minority representation in the city council. The proposition shall be in the following form:
        Shall minority representation in the city council be
    
adopted?
    (b) If a majority of the votes cast on the question at any election are for minority representation in the city council, the members of the city council, except as otherwise provided, thereafter shall be elected as provided in Section 3.1-15-35.
    (c) The city council, at least 30 days before the first day fixed by law for the filing of candidate petitions for the next general municipal election, shall apportion the city by dividing its population, as ascertained by an official publication of any national, state, school, or city census, by any number not less than 2 nor more than 6. The quotient shall be the ratio of representation in the city council. Districts shall be formed of contiguous and compact territory and contain, as near as practicable, an equal number of inhabitants.
    (d) If a majority of the votes cast on the question at any election are against minority representation in the city council, the members of the city council shall be elected as otherwise provided in this Code.
    (e) At any time after the incorporation of a city under this Code, on petition of electors equal in number to one-eighth the number of legal votes cast at the next preceding general municipal election, the city clerk shall certify the question of the adoption or retention of minority representation to the proper election authority for submission to the electors of that city. The proposition shall be in the same form as provided in this Section, except that the word "retained" shall be substituted for the word "adopted" when appropriate. A question of minority representation, however, shall not be submitted more than once within 32 months.
    (f) If the city council of any city adopting minority representation as provided in this Section has not fixed a ratio of representation and formed the districts by the time specified in this Section, those acts may be done by any later city council. All official acts done and ordinances passed by a city council elected at large by the electors of a city that has adopted a minority representation plan shall be as valid and binding as if the aldermen had been elected from districts.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-35

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-35) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-35)
    Sec. 3.1-15-35. Aldermen under minority representation plan. Every district under a minority representation plan shall be entitled to 3 aldermen. Aldermen shall hold their offices for 4 years and until their successors have been elected and qualified, except in cities that have adopted a 2 year term under Section 3.1-10-65. There shall be elected in each district as many aldermen as the district is entitled to. In all of these elections for aldermen, each elector may cast as many votes as there are aldermen to be elected in the elector's district, or may distribute his or her votes, or equal parts of the votes, among the candidates as the elector sees fit. The candidate highest in votes is elected if only one alderman is elected; the candidates highest and next highest in votes are elected if only 2 aldermen are elected; and the 3 highest candidates in votes are elected when 3 aldermen are elected. Vacancies shall be filled as provided in Sections 3.1-10-50 and 3.1-10-55 by either interim election or appointment. An appointment to fill a vacancy shall be made within 60 days after the vacancy occurs. The requirement that an appointment be made within 60 days is an exclusive power and function of the State and is a denial and limitation under Article VII, Section 6, subsection (h) of the Illinois Constitution of the power of a home rule municipality to require that an appointment be made within a different period after the vacancy occurs.
(Source: P.A. 87-1052; 87-1119; 88-45.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-40

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-40) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-40)
    Sec. 3.1-15-40. Staggered elections under minority plans. In all cities that adopt or have adopted the minority representation plan for the election of aldermen and have not already staggered the terms of their aldermen, the city council may provide by ordinance that at any ensuing general municipal election for city officers the aldermen in every alternate district shall be elected for one term of 2 years and, at the expiration of that term of 2 years, for regular terms of 4 years. This Section does not prohibit a city from voting in favor of a 2 year term for city officers as provided in Section 3.1-10-65. The provisions of the general election law shall govern elections under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 20

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 20 heading)
DIVISION 20. ELECTED CITY OFFICERS

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-5)
    Sec. 3.1-20-5. Clerk and treasurer. The city clerk and the city treasurer shall be elected at the same time that the mayor is elected, except in the case of an election to fill a mayoral vacancy and except in the case of a city having 10,000 or fewer inhabitants in which, by ordinance, the position of city treasurer is an appointed position. If a vacancy occurs in the office of city clerk or city treasurer, it shall be filled by the mayor with the advice and consent of the city council. The person so appointed shall hold office for the unexpired term of the officer elected.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119; 88-572, eff. 8-11-94.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-10)
    Sec. 3.1-20-10. Aldermen; number.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, Section 3.1-20-20, or as otherwise provided in the case of aldermen-at-large, the number of aldermen, when not elected by the minority representation plan, shall be determined using the most recent federal decennial census results as follows:
        (1) in cities not exceeding 3,000 inhabitants, 6
    
aldermen;
        (2) in cities exceeding 3,000 but not exceeding
    
15,000, 8 aldermen;
        (3) in cities exceeding 15,000 but not exceeding
    
20,000, 10 aldermen;
        (4) in cities exceeding 20,000 but not exceeding
    
50,000, 14 aldermen;
        (5) in cities exceeding 50,000 but not exceeding
    
70,000, 16 aldermen;
        (6) in cities exceeding 70,000 but not exceeding
    
90,000, 18 aldermen; and
        (7) in cities exceeding 90,000 but not exceeding
    
500,000, 20 aldermen.
    (b) Instead of the number of aldermen set forth in subsection (a), a municipality with 15,000 or more inhabitants may adopt, either by ordinance or by resolution, not more than one year after the municipality's receipt of the new federal decennial census results, the following number of aldermen: in cities exceeding 15,000 but not exceeding 20,000, 8 aldermen; exceeding 20,000 but not exceeding 50,000, 10 aldermen; exceeding 50,000 but not exceeding 70,000, 14 aldermen; exceeding 70,000 but not exceeding 90,000, 16 aldermen; and exceeding 90,000 but not exceeding 500,000, 18 aldermen.
    (c) Instead of the number of aldermen set forth in subsection (a), a municipality with 40,000 or more inhabitants may adopt, either by ordinance or by resolution, not more than one year after the municipality's receipt of the new federal decennial census results, the following number of aldermen: in cities exceeding 40,000 but not exceeding 50,000, 16 aldermen.
    (d) If, according to the most recent federal decennial census results, the population of a municipality increases or decreases under this Section, then the municipality may adopt an ordinance or resolution to retain the number of aldermen that existed before the most recent federal decennial census results. The ordinance or resolution may not be adopted more than one year after the municipality's receipt of the most recent federal decennial census results.
(Source: P.A. 96-1156, eff. 7-21-10; 97-301, eff. 8-11-11; 97-1091, eff. 8-24-12.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-15)
    Sec. 3.1-20-15. Division into wards. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3.1-20-20, every city shall have one-half as many wards as the total number of aldermen to which the city is entitled. The city council, from time to time, shall divide the city into that number of wards.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-20)
    Sec. 3.1-20-20. Aldermen; restrict or reinstate number.
    (a) In a city of less than 100,000 inhabitants, a proposition to restrict the number of aldermen to one-half of the total authorized by Section 3.1-20-10, with one alderman representing each ward, shall be certified by the city clerk to the proper election authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law, if a petition requesting that action is signed by electors of the city numbering not less than 10% of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor of the city and the petition is filed with the city clerk.
    The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
        Shall (name of city) restrict the number of aldermen
    
to (state number) (one-half of the total authorized by Section 3.1-20-10 of the Illinois Municipal Code), with one alderman representing each ward?
    If a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, all existing aldermanic terms shall expire as of the date of the next regular aldermanic election, at which time a full complement of aldermen shall be elected for the full term.
    (b) In a city of less than 100,000 inhabitants, a proposition to restrict the number of aldermen to one alderman per ward, with one alderman representing each ward, plus an additional number of aldermen not to exceed the number of wards in the city to be elected at large, shall be certified by the city clerk to the proper election authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law, if a petition requesting that action is signed by electors of the city numbering not less than 10% of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor of the city and the petition is filed with the city clerk.
    The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
        Shall (name of city) restrict the number of aldermen
    
to (number), with one alderman representing each ward, plus an additional (number) alderman (aldermen) to be elected at large?
    If a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, all existing aldermanic terms shall expire as of the date of the next regular aldermanic election, at which time a full complement of aldermen shall be elected for the full term.
    (c) In a city of less than 100,000 inhabitants where a proposition under subsection (a) or (b) has been successful, a proposition to reinstate the number of aldermen in accordance with Section 3.1-20-10 shall be certified by the city clerk to the proper election authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law, if a petition requesting that action has been signed by electors of the city numbering not less than 10% of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor of the city and the petition has been filed with the city clerk.
    The election authority must submit the proposition in substantially the following form:
        Shall (name of city) reinstate the number of aldermen
    
to (number of aldermen allowed by Section 3.1-20-10)?
The election authority must record the votes as "Yes" or "No".
    If a majority of the electors voting on the proposition vote in the affirmative, then, if the restriction in the number of aldermen has taken effect, all existing aldermanic terms shall expire as of the date of the next regular aldermanic election, at which time a full complement of aldermen shall be elected for the full term and thereafter terms shall be determined in accordance with Section 3.1-20-35.
(Source: P.A. 92-727, eff. 7-25-02.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-22

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-22) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-22)
    Sec. 3.1-20-22. Aldermen; staggered terms. In any city of less than 100,000 inhabitants, a proposition to stagger the terms of aldermen, with as nearly as possible one-half of the aldermen elected every 2 years, shall be certified by the city clerk to the proper election authority, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law, if a petition requesting that action is signed by electors of the city numbering at least 10% of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor of the city and is filed with the city clerk.
    The ballot shall have printed on it, but not as a part of the proposition submitted, the following information for voters: one alderman elected from each even-numbered ward shall serve a term of 2 years; one alderman elected from each odd-numbered ward shall serve a term of 4 years.
    The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
        Shall (name of city) adopt a system of staggered
    
terms for aldermen?
    If a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, then at the next regular election for aldermen one alderman shall be elected from each even-numbered ward for a term of 2 years and one alderman shall be elected from each odd-numbered ward for a term of 4 years. Thereafter, their successors shall be elected for terms of 4 years.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-25

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-25) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-25)
    Sec. 3.1-20-25. Redistricting a city.
    (a) In the formation of wards, the number of inhabitants of the city immediately preceding the division of the city into wards shall be as nearly equal in population, and the wards shall be of as compact and contiguous territory, as practicable. Wards shall be created in a manner so that, as far as practicable, no precinct shall be divided between 2 or more wards.
    (b) Whenever an official decennial census shows that a city contains more or fewer wards than it is entitled to, the city council of the city, by ordinance, shall redistrict the city into as many wards as the city is entitled. This redistricting shall be completed not less than 30 days before the first day set by the general election law for the filing of candidate petitions for the next succeeding election for city officers. At this election there shall be elected the number of aldermen to which the city is entitled, except as provided in subsection (c).
    (c) If it appears from any official decennial census that it is necessary to redistrict under subsection (b) or for any other reason, the city council shall immediately proceed to redistrict the city and shall hold the next city election in accordance with the new redistricting. At this election the aldermen whose terms of office are not expiring shall be considered aldermen for the new wards respectively in which their residences are situated. At this election, in a municipality that is not a newly incorporated municipality, a candidate for alderman may be elected from any ward that contains a part of the ward in which he or she resided at least one year next preceding the election that follows the redistricting, and, if elected, that person may be reelected from the new ward he or she represents if he or she resides in that ward for at least one year next preceding reelection. If there are 2 or more aldermen with terms of office not expiring and residing in the same ward under the new redistricting, the alderman who holds over for that ward shall be determined by lot in the presence of the city council, in the manner directed by the council, and all other aldermen shall fill their unexpired terms as aldermen-at-large. The aldermen-at-large, if any, shall have the same powers and duties as all other aldermen, but upon the expiration of their terms the offices of aldermen-at-large shall be abolished.
    (d) If the redistricting results in one or more wards in which no aldermen reside whose terms of office have not expired, 2 aldermen shall be elected in accordance with Section 3.1-20-35, unless the city elected only one alderman per ward pursuant to a referendum under subsection (a) of Section 3.1-20-20.
    (e) A redistricting ordinance that has decreased the number of wards of a city because of a decrease in population of the city shall not be effective if, not less than 60 days before the time fixed for the next succeeding general municipal election, an official census is officially published that shows that the city has regained a population that entitles it to the number of wards that it had just before the passage of the last redistricting ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 97-1091, eff. 8-24-12.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-30

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-30) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-30)
    Sec. 3.1-20-30. Validation of actions. After an official census is officially published, if a city is divided into a greater number of wards and has elected a greater number of aldermen than the city is entitled to, the division and election shall, nevertheless, be valid and all acts, resolutions, and ordinances of the city council of that city, if in other respects in compliance with law, are valid.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-35

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-35) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-35)
    Sec. 3.1-20-35. Determining terms.
    (a) Aldermen elected at the first election for city officers after the election of aldermen for the initial terms provided for in Section 2-2-11 shall draw lots to determine which aldermen in each ward shall hold office for a 4 year term, and until a successor is elected and has qualified, and which aldermen in each ward shall hold office for a 2 year term, and until a successor is elected and has qualified. All aldermen thereafter elected shall hold office for a term of 4 years, and until their successors are elected and have qualified, except in cities that adopt a 2 year term under Section 3.1-10-65 and except as otherwise provided in Section 3.1-20-20.
    (b) If a city that has had the minority representation plan has voted not to retain the plan, then at the first election for city officers following the vote 2 aldermen shall be elected from each ward in the city and their terms shall be staggered in the manner set forth in subsection (a). The tenure of these aldermen and their successors shall be the same as that stated in subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-40

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-40) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-40)
    Sec. 3.1-20-40. Other officers; election rather than appointment. Instead of providing for the appointment of the following officers as provided in Section 3.1-30-5, the city council, in its discretion, may provide by ordinance passed by a two-thirds vote of all the aldermen elected for the election by the electors of the city of a city collector, a city marshal, a city superintendent of streets, a corporation counsel, a city comptroller, or any of them, and any other officers which the city council considers necessary or expedient. By ordinance or resolution, to take effect at the end of the current fiscal year, the city council, by a like vote, may discontinue any office so created and devolve the duties of that office on any other city officer. After discontinuance of an office, no officer filling that office before its discontinuance shall have any claim against the city for salary alleged to accrue after the date of discontinuance.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-45

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-45)
    Sec. 3.1-20-45. Nonpartisan primary elections; uncontested office. A city incorporated under this Code that elects municipal officers at nonpartisan primary and general elections shall conduct the elections as provided in the Election Code, except that no office for which nomination is uncontested shall be included on the primary ballot and no primary shall be held for that office. For the purposes of this Section, an office is uncontested when not more than 4 persons to be nominated for each office have timely filed valid nominating papers seeking nomination for the election to that office.
    Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, when a person (i) who has not timely filed valid nomination papers and (ii) who intends to become a write-in candidate for nomination for any office for which nomination is uncontested files a written statement or notice of that intent with the proper election official with whom the nomination papers for that office are filed, if the write-in candidate becomes the fifth candidate filed, a primary ballot must be prepared and a primary must be held for the office. The statement or notice must be filed on or before the 61st day before the consolidated primary election. The statement must contain (i) the name and address of the person intending to become a write-in candidate, (ii) a statement that the person intends to become a write-in candidate, and (iii) the office the person is seeking as a write-in candidate. An election authority has no duty to conduct a primary election or prepare a primary ballot unless a statement meeting the requirements of this paragraph is filed in a timely manner.
    If there is a primary election, then candidates shall be placed on the ballot for the next succeeding general municipal election in the following manner:
        (1) If one officer is to be elected, then the 2
    
candidates who receive the highest number of votes shall be placed on the ballot for the next succeeding general municipal election.
        (2) If 2 aldermen are to be elected at large, then
    
the 4 candidates who receive the highest number of votes shall be placed on the ballot for the next succeeding general municipal election.
        (3) If 3 aldermen are to be elected at large, then
    
the 6 candidates who receive the highest number of votes shall be placed on the ballot for the next succeeding general municipal election.
    The name of a write-in candidate may not be placed on the ballot for the next succeeding general municipal election unless he or she receives a number of votes in the primary election that equals or exceeds the number of signatures required on a petition for nomination for that office or that exceeds the number of votes received by at least one of the candidates whose names were printed on the primary ballot for nomination for or election to the same office.
(Source: P.A. 97-81, eff. 7-5-11.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 25

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 25 heading)
DIVISION 25. ELECTED VILLAGE AND INCORPORATED TOWN OFFICERS

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-5)
    Sec. 3.1-25-5. Trustees; terms. In each village incorporated under this Code, the electors of the village shall elect 6 trustees. The term of office of the trustees shall be 4 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified. Trustees elected at the first election for village officers after a village is incorporated, however, shall by lot designate one-half of their number, whose terms shall be 2 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-10)
    Sec. 3.1-25-10. Village board; composition; referendum. Any village board of a village of under 5,000 population incorporated under this Code may by resolution provide for a referendum on the question of whether the board of trustees shall be comprised of 4 members rather than 6 members. The referendum shall be held in accordance with the general election law. If a majority of those voting on the question vote in favor of reducing the number of trustees from 6 to 4, the number of trustees shall be reduced to 4. In order to provide for the transition from 6 member boards to 4 member boards, 2 trustees shall be elected at the general municipal election in each odd numbered year after the adoption of the referendum when trustees are elected for 4 year terms and at the general municipal election in each year after the adoption of the referendum when trustees are elected for 2 year terms. Any village that changes from a 6 member board to a 4 member board may thereafter return to a 6 member board by the same procedure.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-15)
    Sec. 3.1-25-15. President and trustees; general election.
    (a) The election for the president in villages shall be held at the general municipal election in accordance with the general election law.
    (b) The election for trustees in villages shall be held in accordance with the general election law, except as provided in Section 3.1-25-70.
    (c) The day upon which the elections provided for in this Section are to be held is subject to the provisions of the general election law.
    (d) Every village or incorporated town incorporated and existing under a special Act that has, before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1992, held a general municipal election in even numbered years may continue to do so. Every village or incorporated town may also hold annual municipal elections if it is necessary to comply with the provisions of Section 3.1-25-70.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-20)
    Sec. 3.1-25-20. Primary election. A village incorporated under this Code shall nominate and elect candidates for president and trustees in nonpartisan primary and general elections as provided in Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-55 until the electors of the village vote to require the partisan election of the president and trustees at a referendum in the manner provided in Section 3.1-25-65 after January 1, 1992. The provisions of Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-55 shall apply to all villages incorporated under this Code that have operated under those Sections without the adoption of those provisions by the referendum provided in Section 3.1-25-60 as well as those villages that have adopted those provisions by the referendum provided in Section 3.1-25-60 until the electors of those villages vote to require the partisan election of the president and trustees in the manner provided in Section 3.1-25-65. Villages that have nominated and elected candidates for president and trustees in partisan elections prior to January 1, 1992, may continue to hold partisan elections without conducting a referendum in the manner provided in Section 3.1-25-65. All candidates for nomination to be voted for at all general municipal elections at which a president or trustees, or both, are to be elected under this Article shall be nominated from the village at large by a primary election.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no primary shall be held in any village when the nomination for every office to be voted upon by the electors of the village is uncontested. If the nomination of candidates is uncontested as to one or more, but not all, of the offices to be voted upon by the electors of the village, then a primary must be held in the village, provided that the primary ballot shall not include those offices in the village for which the nomination is uncontested. For the purposes of this Section, an office is uncontested when not more than the number of persons to be nominated to the office have timely filed valid nominating papers seeking nomination for election to that office.
    Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, when a person (i) who has not timely filed valid nomination papers and (ii) who intends to become a write-in candidate for nomination for any office for which nomination is uncontested files a written statement or notice of that intent with the proper election official with whom the nomination papers for that office are filed, a primary ballot must be prepared and a primary must be held for the office. The statement or notice must be filed on or before the 61st day before the consolidated primary election. The statement must contain (i) the name and address of the person intending to become a write-in candidate, (ii) a statement that the person intends to become a write-in candidate, and (iii) the office the person is seeking as a write-in candidate. An election authority has no duty to conduct a primary election or prepare a primary ballot unless a statement meeting the requirements of this paragraph is filed in a timely manner.
    Only the names of those persons nominated in the manner prescribed in Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-65 shall be placed on the ballot at the general municipal election. The village clerk shall certify the offices to be filled and the candidates for those offices to the proper election authority as provided in the general election law. A primary for those offices, if required, shall be held in accordance with the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 91-57, eff. 6-30-99.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-30

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-30) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-30)
    Sec. 3.1-25-30. Petition of candidacy. The petition in the nomination papers shall contain a number of signatures of electors residing within the same village as the candidate equal to at least 1% of the total vote cast at the last preceding election in the village for president. The petition shall be in substantially the form provided in the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-35

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-35) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-35)
    Sec. 3.1-25-35. Primary ballots. The proper election authority, in accordance with the general election law, shall have the primary ballots printed in the same manner, in the same number, and within the same time as ballots are printed under the general election law, except as otherwise provided in this Code. If the office of president is to be filled in the succeeding general municipal election, the names of the candidates for president shall be placed first on the primary ballots, in substantially the form specified in this Section. Following these names shall appear the names of the candidates for trustees in substantially the form specified in this Section. The primary ballots shall comply with the general election law, except as otherwise provided in this Code. The ballots shall designate no party, platform, political principle, appellation, or mark, nor shall any circle be printed at the head of the primary ballots.
    The primary ballots shall be in substantially the following form:
OFFICIAL PRIMARY BALLOT
CANDIDATES FOR NOMINATION
FOR (PRESIDENT AND)
TRUSTEES OF (NAME OF VILLAGE)
AT THE PRIMARY ELECTION.
FOR PRESIDENT
(VOTE FOR ONE)
HENRY WHITE
JAMES SMITH
LARRY FRANG
RALPH WILSON
FOR TRUSTEES
(VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN (NUMBER))
THOMAS WILLIAMS
WILLIAM BURKE
ALEXANDER HAMILTON
EDWARD STUART
MARY KURTIS
G.E. HAUSMANN
ARTHUR ROBBINS
MARK TANDY
HARRY BROWN
JOSEPH TROUT
IMMANUEL KANT
ROBERT BUCK
GEORGE MILLER
SARAH TOLLER                                                  
(Source: P.A. 95-862, eff. 8-19-08.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-40

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-40) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-40)
    Sec. 3.1-25-40. Ballots.
    (a) If the office of president is to be filled, only the names of the 4 candidates receiving the highest number of votes for president shall be placed on the ballot for president at the next succeeding general municipal election. The names of candidates in a number equal to 4 times the number of trustee positions to be filled receiving the highest number of votes for trustee, or the names of all candidates if less than 4 times the number of trustee positions to be filled, shall be placed on the ballot for that office at the municipal election.
    (b) An elector, however, at either a primary election or a general municipal election held under Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-55, may write in the names of the candidates of that elector's choice in accordance with the general election law. If, however, the name of only one candidate for a particular office appeared on the primary ballot, the name of the person having the largest number of write-in votes shall not be placed upon the ballot at the general municipal election unless the number of votes received in the primary election by that person was at least 10% of the number of votes received by the candidate for the same office whose name appeared on the primary ballot.
    (c) If a nominee at a general primary election dies or withdraws before the general municipal election, there shall be placed on the ballot the name of the candidate receiving the next highest number of votes, and so on in case of the death or withdrawal of more than one nominee.
    (d) If in the application of this Section there occurs the condition provided for in Section 3.1-25-45, there shall be placed on the ballot the name of the candidate who was not chosen by lot under that Section where one of 2 tied candidates had been placed on the ballot before the death or withdrawal occurred. If, however, in the application of this Section, the candidate with the next highest number of votes cannot be determined because of a tie among 2 or more candidates, the successor nominee whose name shall be placed on the ballot shall be determined by lot as provided in Section 3.1-25-45.
(Source: P.A. 95-699, eff. 11-9-07.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-45

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-45) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-45)
    Sec. 3.1-25-45. Nomination; determination by lot. If, upon the canvass of the returns of the primary election specified in Section 3.1-25-20, the canvassing board finds that there are tied candidates for president or trustee so that the appropriate number of candidates receiving the highest number of votes cannot be determined, the canvassing board shall determine by lot which of the tied candidates shall be nominated for the positions for which they are tied. In these cases the canvassing board shall issue to the tied candidates written notice of the tie vote, stating in the notice the place, the day (which shall not be more than 5 days thereafter), and the hour when the nomination is to be so determined.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-50

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-50) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-50)
    Sec. 3.1-25-50. General election; ballot positions. On the ballots for the general municipal election, if the office of president is to be filled, the names of the nominees for president shall be placed first, in substantially the form specified in this Section. Following these names, the names of the nominees for trustees shall appear under each office, in substantially the form specified in this Section.
    The ballots shall be in the form provided by the general election law, except as otherwise provided in this Code, but they shall designate no party, platform, political principle, appellation, or mark, nor shall any circle be printed at the head of the ballots. The ballots shall be in substantially the following form:
OFFICIAL BALLOT
NOMINEES FOR (PRESIDENT AND) TRUSTEES OF (NAME OF
VILLAGE) AT THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION
FOR PRESIDENT
(VOTE FOR ONE)
JAMES SMITH
LARRY FRANG
FOR TRUSTEES
(VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN (NUMBER))
EDWARD STUART
ROBERT BUCK
GEORGE MILLER
WILLIAM BURKE
ARTHUR ROBBINS
HARRY BROWN                                                   
(Source: P.A. 95-862, eff. 8-19-08.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-55

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-55) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-55)
    Sec. 3.1-25-55. General election; election contests. All general municipal elections under Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-50 shall be held, conducted, and contested under the general election law, except that the contest of the election of president and trustees shall be conducted in the circuit court and the board of trustees shall not be the judge of the election and qualification of its members.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-60

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-60) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-60)
    Sec. 3.1-25-60. Referendum to require primary elections. Any village incorporated under this Code that has not adopted the provisions of Section 3.1-25-45 or Articles 4, 5, or 6 of this Code may, by a vote of the electors of the village as provided in this Section, elect to require candidates for president and trustees to run in primary elections as provided in Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-55.
    The question of requiring candidates for president and trustees to run in primary elections as provided in Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-55 shall be certified by the village clerk to the proper election authority, who shall submit the proposition to the electors of the village upon a resolution adopted by the council or upon petition filed with the village clerk and signed by electors of the village equal in number to at least 10% of the number of votes cast for the candidates for president at the last preceding general municipal election. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall candidates for president and trustees of (name
    
of village) be elected in nonpartisan primary and general elections?
    If a majority of the electors in the village voting on the question vote in the affirmative, candidates for president and trustees of the village shall be elected as provided in Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-55.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-65

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-65) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-65)
    Sec. 3.1-25-65. Referendum to discontinue primary elections. Any village operating under the provisions of Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-55 may by referendum elect to have the president and trustees nominated and elected at partisan primary and general elections.
    The question may be submitted to the electors of the village by the council or upon a petition signed by electors of the village equal in number to at least 10% of the number of votes cast for candidates for president at the last preceding general municipal election. The question shall be certified by the village clerk to the proper election authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law. The question shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall candidates for president and trustees of (name
    
of village) no longer be elected in nonpartisan primary and general elections?
    If a majority of the electors in the village voting on the question vote in the affirmative, candidates for president and trustees shall no longer be elected as provided in Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-55.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-70

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-70) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-70)
    Sec. 3.1-25-70. Trustees under special Acts.
    (a) In every village and incorporated town incorporated and existing under any special Act that, before June 4, 1909, pursuant to any special Act, annually elected members of its legislative body, the electors in the village or incorporated town, instead of the legislative body now provided for by law, shall elect 6 trustees. They shall hold their offices until their respective successors are elected and have qualified. At the first meeting of this board of 6 trustees, the terms of office of the trustees shall be staggered, and thereafter shall be for the same length of time as provided for aldermen in Section 3.1-20-35.
    (b) The electors of the village or incorporated town may, however, adopt a 2 year term for their trustees as provided in Section 3.1-10-65. If this 2 year term is adopted, then at the next general municipal election in the adopting village or incorporated town, 3 trustees shall be elected, and they shall hold their offices for terms of one year each. In the next succeeding year, and in each year thereafter, 3 trustees shall be elected in the adopting village or incorporated town, and they shall hold their offices for terms of 2 years each.
    (c) A village or incorporated town that, before January 1, 1942, has adopted a 2 year term for its trustees and is now electing 3 trustees each year shall continue to elect 3 trustees each year for a term of 2 years each. A village or incorporated town that, before January 1, 1942, has adopted a 2 year term for its trustees but is not now electing 3 trustees each year shall elect 3 trustees at the next general municipal election in that municipality, and they shall hold their offices for terms of one year each. In the next succeeding year, and in each year thereafter, 3 trustees shall be elected, and they shall hold their offices for terms of 2 years each.
    (d) This Section shall not apply to or change the method of election of the members of the legislative body of incorporated towns that have superseded civil townships.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-75

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-75) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-75)
    Sec. 3.1-25-75. Districts; election of trustees.
    (a) After a village with a population of 5,000 or more adopts the provisions of this Section in the manner prescribed in Section 3.1-25-80, the board of trustees by ordinance shall divide and, whenever necessary thereafter, shall redistrict the village into 6 compact and contiguous districts of approximately equal population as required by law. This redistricting shall be completed not less than 30 days before the first day for the filing of nominating petitions for the next succeeding election of village officers held in accordance with the general election law.
    (b) Each of the districts shall be represented by one trustee who shall have been an actual resident of the district for at least 6 months immediately before his or her election in the first election after a redistricting, unless the trustee is a resident of a newly incorporated municipality. Only the electors of a district shall elect the trustee from that district.
    (c) The provisions of this Code relating to terms of office of aldermen in cities shall also apply to the terms of office of trustees under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-646, eff. 1-1-08.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-80

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-80) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-80)
    Sec. 3.1-25-80. Referendum; districting and election of trustees. If a petition signed by not less than 5% of the electors of a village with a population of 5,000 or more requests that the question of districting the village and electing trustees, one from each district, be submitted to the electors of the village, this question shall be certified by the municipal clerk to the proper election authority, who shall submit the proposition at the next general state or municipal election in the village. The petition shall be presented in accordance with the general election law.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall the village be divided into 6 districts with
    
one trustee elected from each district?
    If the question receives the favorable vote of a majority of all votes cast on the proposition, the board of trustees shall proceed to district the village, and the election of trustees for the village thereafter shall be in accordance with Section 3.1-25-75.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-85

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-85) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-85)
    Sec. 3.1-25-85. Method of election of trustees; abandonment. Any municipality that has operated for more than 4 years under the provisions of Section 3.1-25-75 may abandon its method of electing trustees under that Section and elect its trustees under the provisions of Section 3.1-25-5 then applicable to villages, by proceeding under this Section.
    When a petition signed by not less than 5% of the electors of the village requests that the question of abandoning the method of electing trustees from districts be submitted to the electors of the village, this question shall be certified by the municipal clerk to the appropriate election authority, who shall submit the proposition at the next general municipal election in the village. The petition shall be presented in accordance with the general election law.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall (name of village) abandon the method of
    
electing trustees from districts so that trustees shall be hereafter elected on a village wide basis?
    If a majority of the votes cast on this proposition are in favor of it, the trustees elected at the next succeeding general municipal election shall be elected in the manner then prescribed by Section 3.1-25-5. The trustees who have been duly elected, have qualified, and who are acting at the time this proposition takes effect shall continue in office until their respective terms expire or until they cease to function as trustees.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-90

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-90) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-90)
    Sec. 3.1-25-90. Election or appointment of clerk; term; vacancy.
    (a) Any village of fewer than 5,000 inhabitants may, by resolution adopted by not less than two-thirds of the village board, choose to have a clerk appointed by the village president with the concurrence of the village board. Otherwise, at the election for trustees in each village and incorporated town, whether incorporated under a general or special Act (other than a village that was incorporated under a special Act and that adopts Section 3.1-30-25), a clerk of the village or incorporated town shall be elected who shall hold office for a term of the same length of time as provided in this Article 3.1 for the mayor in a city, except that any such village or incorporated town that, before January 1, 1942, has adopted a 2 year term for village clerk shall continue to elect a village clerk for a term of 2 years. Whenever a vacancy in the office of a clerk elected under this Section occurs during the term, the vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the term at the next general municipal election as provided by Section 3.1-10-50. During the period from the time the vacancy occurs until a clerk is elected as provided in this Section and has qualified, the vacancy may be filled by the appointment of an acting clerk by the president with the advice and consent of the trustees.
    (b) In any village where the clerk is appointed as provided in this Section, the clerk may later be elected, but only after a referendum initiated and held as provided in this Section. The question of whether the village clerk shall be elected, rather than appointed, shall be submitted to the electors of the village upon the filing of a petition with the village clerk signed by electors equal in number to at least 10% of the highest number of votes cast for any candidate for village office at the last preceding municipal election. The question shall be certified by the village clerk to the proper election authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law. The question shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall the clerk in (name of village) be elected,
    
rather than appointed?
    If a majority of the electors in the village voting on the question vote in the affirmative, the village clerk shall thereafter be elected. If a majority of the electors voting on the question vote in the negative, the village clerk shall continue to be appointed.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-95

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-95) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-95)
    Sec. 3.1-25-95. Incorporated town officers. For the general municipal election to be held in the year 1985 in every incorporated town with a population of 25,000 or more by the last official census, and every 4 years thereafter, the municipal clerk shall certify the names of the candidates to the proper election authority as provided by the general election law. A president, a clerk, an assessor, a collector, and a supervisor shall be elected for a term of 4 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified. Whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of any of the specified officers, the vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the term at the next general municipal election in that incorporated town as provided in Section 3.1-10-50. Whenever an election is held for this purpose, the municipal clerk shall certify the office to be filled and the candidates for that office to the election authorities as provided in the general election law. During the period from the time a vacancy occurs until a clerk, assessor, collector, or supervisor is elected and has qualified, the vacancy may be filled by appointment by the president and board of trustees of that incorporated town voting jointly. During the period from the time a vacancy occurs until a president is elected and has qualified, the vacancy may be filled by appointment by the board of trustees of that incorporated town.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 30

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 30 heading)
DIVISION 30. APPOINTED OFFICERS IN ALL MUNICIPALITIES

65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-30-5)
    Sec. 3.1-30-5. Appointed officers in all municipalities.
    (a) The mayor or president, as the case may be, by and with the advice and consent of the city council or the board of trustees, may appoint (1) a treasurer (if the treasurer is not an elected position in the municipality), (2) a collector, (3) a comptroller, (4) a marshal, (5) an attorney or a corporation counsel, (6) one or more purchasing agents and deputies, (7) the number of auxiliary police officers determined necessary by the corporate authorities, (8) police matrons, (9) a commissioner of public works, (10) a budget director or a budget officer, and (11) other officers necessary to carry into effect the powers conferred upon municipalities.
    (b) By ordinance or resolution to take effect at the end of the current fiscal year, the corporate authorities, by a two-thirds vote, may discontinue any appointed office and devolve the duties of that office on any other municipal officer. After discontinuance, no officer filling the office before its discontinuance shall have any claim against the municipality for salary alleged to accrue after the date of discontinuance.
    (c) Vacancies in all appointed municipal offices may be filled in the same manner as appointments are made under subsection (a). The city council or board of trustees of a municipality, by ordinance not inconsistent with this Code, may prescribe the duties, define the powers, and fix the term of office of all appointed officers of the municipality; but the term of office, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Code, shall not exceed that of the mayor or president of the municipality.
    (d) An appointed officer of a municipality may resign from his or her office. If an appointed officer resigns, he or she shall continue in office until a successor has been chosen and has qualified. If there is a failure to appoint a municipal officer, or the person appointed fails to qualify, the person filling the office shall continue in office until a successor has been chosen and has qualified. If an appointed municipal officer ceases to perform the duties of or to hold the office by reason of death, permanent physical or mental disability, conviction of a disqualifying crime, or dismissal from or abandonment of office, the mayor or president of the municipality may appoint a temporary successor to the officer.
(Source: P.A. 94-984, eff. 6-30-06.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-30-10)
    Sec. 3.1-30-10. Deputy clerk.
    (a) In municipalities with a population of 500,000 or more, the municipal clerk may appoint the number of deputy clerks necessary to discharge the functions and duties of the office of municipal clerk.
    (b) In municipalities of less than 500,000, the municipal clerk, when authorized by the corporate authorities, may appoint the number of deputy clerks necessary to discharge the functions and duties of the office of municipal clerk, who need not be a resident of the municipality. The corporate authorities of the municipality may limit the number of deputy clerks that the municipal clerk may appoint.
(Source: P.A. 94-250, eff. 7-19-05.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-30-15)
    Sec. 3.1-30-15. Clerk as collector. If, in any municipality, a collector is appointed, the corporate authorities may provide by ordinance that the clerk shall hold the office of collector.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-30-20)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 98-725)
    Sec. 3.1-30-20. Auxiliary police officers.
    (a) Auxiliary police officers shall not be members of the regular police department of the municipality. Auxiliary police officers shall not supplement members of the regular police department of any municipality in the performance of their assigned and normal duties, except as otherwise provided in this Code. Auxiliary police officers shall only be assigned to perform the following duties in a municipality: (i) to aid or direct traffic within the municipality, (ii) to aid in control of natural or man made disasters, and (iii) to aid in case of civil disorder as directed by the chief of police. When it is impractical for members of the regular police department to perform those normal and regular police duties, however, the chief of police of the regular police department may assign auxiliary police officers to perform those normal and regular police duties. Identification symbols worn by auxiliary police officers shall be different and distinct from those used by members of the regular police department. Auxiliary police officers shall at all times during the performance of their duties be subject to the direction and control of the chief of police of the municipality. Auxiliary police officers shall not carry firearms, except with the permission of the chief of police and while in uniform and in the performance of their duties. Auxiliary police officers, when on duty, shall also be conservators of the peace and shall have the powers specified in Section 3.1-15-25.
    (b) Auxiliary police officers, before entering upon any of their duties, shall receive a course of training in the use of weapons and other police procedures appropriate for the exercise of the powers conferred upon them under this Code. The training and course of study shall be determined and provided by the corporate authorities of each municipality employing auxiliary police officers. Before being permitted to carry a firearm, however, an auxiliary police officer must have the same course of training as required of peace officers under Section 2 of the Peace Officer Firearm Training Act. The municipal authorities may require that all auxiliary police officers be residents of the municipality served by them. Before the appointment of an auxiliary police officer, the person's fingerprints shall be taken, and no person shall be appointed as an auxiliary police officer if that person has been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude.
    (c) The Line of Duty Compensation Act shall be applicable to auxiliary police officers upon their death in the line of duty described in this Code.
(Source: P.A. 94-984, eff. 6-30-06.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 98-725)
    Sec. 3.1-30-20. Auxiliary police officers.
    (a) Auxiliary police officers shall not be members of the regular police department of the municipality. Auxiliary police officers shall not supplement members of the regular police department of any municipality in the performance of their assigned and normal duties, except as otherwise provided in this Code. Auxiliary police officers shall only be assigned to perform the following duties in a municipality: (i) to aid or direct traffic within the municipality, (ii) to aid in control of natural or man made disasters, and (iii) to aid in case of civil disorder as directed by the chief of police. When it is impractical for members of the regular police department to perform those normal and regular police duties, however, the chief of police of the regular police department may assign auxiliary police officers to perform those normal and regular police duties. Identification symbols worn by auxiliary police officers shall be different and distinct from those used by members of the regular police department. Auxiliary police officers shall at all times during the performance of their duties be subject to the direction and control of the chief of police of the municipality. Auxiliary police officers shall not carry firearms, except with the permission of the chief of police and while in uniform and in the performance of their duties. Auxiliary police officers, when on duty, shall also be conservators of the peace and shall have the powers specified in Section 3.1-15-25.
    (b) Auxiliary police officers, before entering upon any of their duties, shall receive a course of training in the use of weapons and other police procedures appropriate for the exercise of the powers conferred upon them under this Code. The training and course of study shall be determined and provided by the corporate authorities of each municipality employing auxiliary police officers. Before being permitted to carry a firearm, however, an auxiliary police officer must have the same course of training as required of peace officers under Section 2 of the Peace Officer and Probation Officer Firearm Training Act. The municipal authorities may require that all auxiliary police officers be residents of the municipality served by them. Before the appointment of an auxiliary police officer, the person's fingerprints shall be taken, and no person shall be appointed as an auxiliary police officer if that person has been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude.
    (c) The Line of Duty Compensation Act shall be applicable to auxiliary police officers upon their death in the line of duty described in this Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-725, eff. 1-1-15.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-21

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-21)
    Sec. 3.1-30-21. Part-time police. A municipality may appoint, discipline, and discharge part-time police officers. A municipality that employs part-time police officers shall, by ordinance, establish hiring standards for part-time police officers and shall submit those standards to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board.
    Part-time police officers shall be members of the regular police department, except for pension purposes. Part-time police officers shall not be assigned under any circumstances to supervise or direct full-time police officers of a police department. Part-time police officers shall not be used as permanent replacements for permanent full-time police officers.
    Part-time police officers shall be trained under the Intergovernmental Law Enforcement Officer's In-Service Training Act in accordance with the procedures for part-time police officers established by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board. A part-time police officer hired after January 1, 1996 who has not yet received certification under Section 8.2 of the Illinois Police Training Act shall be directly supervised.
(Source: P.A. 89-170, eff. 1-1-96.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-25

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-25) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-30-25)
    Sec. 3.1-30-25. Municipalities incorporated under special Acts. The corporate authorities of municipalities incorporated and existing under special Acts that now provide for or require the election of one or more of the appointed officers referred to in this Division 30 may adopt this Division 30 by resolution and may, instead of the provisions or requirements of the special Acts, provide by ordinance for the appointment of those officers by the corporate authorities and prescribe their terms, duties, compensation, and the amount of any bond required.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 35

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 35 heading)
DIVISION 35. FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
OF CERTAIN MUNICIPAL OFFICERS

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-5)
    Sec. 3.1-35-5. Mayor or president; general duties. The mayor or president shall perform all the duties which are prescribed by law, including ordinances, and shall take care that the laws and ordinances are faithfully executed. The mayor or president from time to time may, and annually shall, give the corporate authorities information concerning the affairs of the municipality and may recommend for their consideration measures the mayor or president believes expedient.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-10)
    Sec. 3.1-35-10. Mayor or president; removal of appointed officer. Except where otherwise provided by statute, the mayor or president may remove any officer appointed by the mayor or president under this Code, on any written charge, whenever the mayor or president is of the opinion that the interests of the municipality demand removal. The mayor or president shall report the reasons for the removal to the corporate authorities at a meeting to be held not less than 5 nor more than 10 days after the removal. If the mayor or president fails or refuses to report to the corporate authorities the reasons for the removal, or if the corporate authorities by a two-thirds vote of all members authorized by law to be elected disapprove of the removal, the officer thereupon shall be restored to the office from which the officer was removed. The vote shall be by yeas and nays, which shall be entered upon the journal of the corporate authorities. Upon restoration, the officer shall give a new bond and take a new oath of office. No officer shall be removed a second time for the same offense.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-15)
    Sec. 3.1-35-15. Mayor or president; release of prisoners. The mayor or president may release any person imprisoned for violation of a municipal ordinance and shall report the release, together with the reasons for the release, to the corporate authorities at their first meeting after the release.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-20)
    Sec. 3.1-35-20. Mayor or president; examination of records. The mayor or president at all times may examine and inspect the books, records, and papers of any agent, employee, or officer of the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-25

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-25) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-25)
    Sec. 3.1-35-25. Mayor or president; calling out militia. Subject to the authority of the Governor as commander-in-chief of the militia, the mayor or president may call out the militia to aid in suppressing riots and other disorderly conduct or to aid in carrying into effect any law or ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-30

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-30) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-30)
    Sec. 3.1-35-30. Mayor or president; designation for signing instruments. The mayor or president may designate in writing another person to affix the signature of the mayor or president to any written instrument or instruments required to be signed by the mayor or president. The mayor or president shall send written notice of this designation to the corporate authorities, stating the name of the person who has been selected and what instrument or instruments the person will have authority to sign. A written signature of the mayor or president executed by the designated person, with the signature of the designated person underneath, shall be attached to the notice. The notice, with the signatures attached, shall be recorded in the journal of the corporate authorities and then filed with the municipal clerk. When the signature of the mayor or president is placed on a written instrument at the direction of the mayor or president in the specified manner, the instrument or instruments, in all respects, shall be as binding on the municipality as if signed by the mayor or president in person.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-35

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-35) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-35)
    Sec. 3.1-35-35. Mayor or president pro tem; temporary chairman.
    (a) If the mayor or president is temporarily absent because of an incapacity to perform official duties, but the incapacity does not create a vacancy in the office, the corporate authorities shall elect one of their members to act as mayor or president pro tem. The mayor or president pro tem, during this absence or disability, shall perform the duties and possess all the rights and powers of the mayor or president but shall not be entitled to vote both as mayor or president pro tem and as alderman or trustee.
    (b) In the absence of the mayor, president, acting mayor or president, or mayor or president pro tem, the corporate authorities may elect one of their members to act as a temporary chairman. The temporary chairman shall have only the powers of a presiding officer and a right to vote only in the capacity as alderman or trustee on any ordinance, resolution, or motion.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-40

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-40) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-40)
    Sec. 3.1-35-40. Treasurer; duties.
    (a) The municipal treasurer shall receive all money belonging to the municipality and shall keep the treasurer's books and accounts in the manner prescribed by ordinance. These books and accounts shall always be subject to the inspection of any member of the corporate authorities. The municipality may, however, by ordinance designate a person or institution which, as bond trustee, shall receive from the county collector amounts payable to the municipality as taxes levied pursuant to a bond issuance.
    (b) The treasurer shall keep a separate account of each fund or appropriation and the debits and credits belonging to the fund or appropriation.
    (c) The treasurer shall give every person paying money into the treasury a receipt, specifying the date of payment and upon what account paid. The treasurer shall file copies of these receipts with the clerk, with the treasurer's monthly reports. If the treasurer has possession of money properly appropriated to the payment of any warrant lawfully drawn upon the treasurer, the treasurer shall pay the money specified in the warrant to the person designated by the warrant.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-45

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-45) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-45)
    Sec. 3.1-35-45. Treasurer; reports. At the end of every month, and oftener if required by the corporate authorities, the municipal treasurer shall render an account under oath to the corporate authorities, or to an officer designated by ordinance, showing the state of the treasury at the date of the account and the balance of money in the treasury. The treasurer shall accompany the account with a statement of all money received into the treasury and on what account, together with all warrants redeemed and paid by the treasurer. On the day the treasurer renders an account, these warrants, with all vouchers held by the treasurer, shall be delivered to the municipal clerk and filed, together with the account, in the clerk's office. All paid warrants shall be marked "paid". The treasurer shall keep a register of all warrants, which shall describe each warrant, showing its date, amount, and number, the fund from which paid, the name of the person to whom paid, and when paid.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-50

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-50) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-50)
    Sec. 3.1-35-50. Treasurer; deposit of funds.
    (a) The municipal treasurer may be required to keep all funds and money in the treasurer's custody belonging to the municipality in places of deposit designated by ordinance. When requested by the municipal treasurer, the corporate authorities shall designate one or more banks or savings and loan associations in which may be kept the funds and money of the municipality in the custody of the treasurer. When a bank or savings and loan association has been designated as a depository, it shall continue as a depository until 10 days have elapsed after a new depository is designated and has qualified by furnishing the statements of resources and liabilities as required by this Section. When a new depository is designated, the corporate authorities shall notify the sureties of the municipal treasurer of that fact in writing at least 5 days before the transfer of funds. The treasurer shall be discharged from responsibility for all funds or money that the treasurer deposits in a designated bank or savings and loan association while the funds and money are so deposited.
    (b) The municipal treasurer may require any bank or savings and loan association to deposit with the treasurer securities or mortgages that have a market value at least equal to the amount of the funds or moneys of the municipality deposited with the bank or savings and loan association that exceeds the insurance limitation provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation.
    (c) The municipal treasurer may enter into agreements of any definite or indefinite term regarding the deposit, redeposit, investment, reinvestment, or withdrawal of municipal funds.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or any other law, each official custodian of municipal funds, including, without limitation, each municipal treasurer or finance director or each person properly designated as the official custodian for municipal funds, including, without limitation, each person properly designated as official custodian for funds held by an intergovernmental risk management entity, self-insurance pool, waste management agency, or other intergovernmental entity composed solely of participating municipalities, is permitted to:
        (i) combine moneys from more than one fund of a
    
single municipality, risk management entity, self-insurance pool, or other intergovernmental entity composed solely of participating municipalities for the purpose of investing such moneys;
        (ii) join with any other official custodians or
    
treasurers of municipal, intergovernmental risk management entity, self-insurance pool, waste management agency, or other intergovernmental entity composed solely of participating municipalities for the purpose of jointly investing the funds of which the official custodians or treasurers have custody; and
        (iii) enter into agreements of any definite or
    
indefinite term regarding the redeposit, investment, or withdrawal of municipal, risk management entity, self-insurance agency, waste management agency, or other intergovernmental entity funds.
    When funds are combined for investment purposes as authorized in this Section, the moneys combined for those purposes shall be accounted for separately in all respects, and the earnings from such investment shall be separately and individually computed, recorded, and credited to the fund, municipality, intergovernmental risk management entity, self-insurance pool, waste management agency, or other intergovernmental entity, as the case may be, for which the investment was acquired.
    Joint investments shall be made only in investments authorized by law for investment of municipal funds. The grant of authority contained in this subsection is cumulative, supplemental, and in addition to all other power or authority granted by any other law and shall not be construed as a limitation of any power and authority otherwise granted.
    (e) No bank or savings and loan association shall receive public funds as permitted by this Section unless it has complied with the requirements established by Section 6 of the Public Funds Investment Act.
    (f) In addition to any other investments or deposits authorized under this Code, municipalities are authorized to invest the funds and public moneys in the custody of the municipal treasurer in accordance with the Public Funds Investment Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-297, eff. 1-1-14.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-55

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-55) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-55)
    Sec. 3.1-35-55. Treasurer; personal use of funds. The municipal treasurer shall keep all money belonging to the municipality and in the treasurer's custody separate and distinct from the treasurer's own money and shall not use, either directly or indirectly, the municipality's money or warrants for the personal use and benefit of the treasurer or of any other person. Any violation of this provision shall subject the treasurer to immediate removal from office by the corporate authorities, who may declare the treasurer's office vacant.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-60

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-60) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-60)
    Sec. 3.1-35-60. Treasurer; receipts and expenditures. The municipal treasurer shall report to the corporate authorities, as often as they require, a full and detailed account of all receipts and expenditures of the municipality, as shown by the treasurer's books, up to the time of the report.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-65

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-65) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-65)
    Sec. 3.1-35-65. Treasurer; annual accounts.
    (a) Within 6 months after the end of each fiscal year, the treasurer of each municipality having a population of less than 500,000, as determined by the last preceding federal census, shall annually prepare and file with the clerk of the municipality an account of moneys received and expenditures incurred during the preceding fiscal year as specified in this Section. The treasurer shall show in the account:
        (1) All moneys received by the municipality,
    
indicating the total amounts, in the aggregate, received in each account of the municipality, with a general statement concerning the source of receipts. In this paragraph, the term "account" does not mean each individual taxpayer, householder, licensee, utility user, or other persons whose payments to the municipality are credited to a general account.
        (2) Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this
    
subsection (a), all moneys paid out by the municipality where the total amount paid during the fiscal year exceeds $2,500 in the aggregate, giving the name of each person to whom moneys were paid and the total paid to each person.
        (3) All moneys paid out by the municipality as
    
compensation for personal services, giving the name of each person to whom moneys were paid and the total amount paid to each person from each account, except that the treasurer may elect to report the compensation for personal services of all personnel by name, listing each employee in one of the following categories:
            (A) under $25,000.00;
            (B) $25,000.00 to $49,999.99;
            (C) $50,000.00 to $74,999.99;
            (D) $75,000.00 to $99,999.99;
            (E) $100,000.00 to $124,999.99; or
            (F) $125,000.00 and over.
        (4) A summary statement of operations for all funds
    
and account groups of the municipality, as excerpted from the annual financial report as filed with the appropriate State agency.
    (b) Upon receipt of the account from the municipal treasurer, the municipal clerk shall publish the account at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality or, if no newspaper is published in the municipality, then in one or more newspapers having a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with a population of less than 500 in which no newspaper is published, however, publication may be made by posting a copy of the account in 3 prominent places within the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 92-354, eff. 8-15-01.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-70

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-70) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-70)
    Sec. 3.1-35-70. Treasurer; copy of report filed with collector. Within 6 months after the end of each fiscal year the treasurer of each municipality, as provided in Section 3.1-35-65, shall file with each town or county collector of taxes who collects taxes levied by the municipality a copy of the annual account that is required to be filed with and published by the municipal clerk, as provided in Section 3.1-35-65, together with an affidavit of the municipal clerk stating that the copy is a true and correct copy of the annual account filed with the clerk, that it was published or posted as required by Section 3.1-35-65, the date of the filing and publication or posting, and, if published, the newspaper in which it was published.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-75

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-75) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-75)
    Sec. 3.1-35-75. Treasurer; failure to file account. If a municipal treasurer fails to file the annual account and affidavit with the town or county collector within 6 months after the end of a fiscal year as required by Section 3.1-35-70, the town or county collector, as the case may be, shall withhold payment to the treasurer of any and all moneys due the municipality after the expiration of that 6 month period and until the annual account and affidavit are received by the collector. The failure of a municipal treasurer or municipal clerk to comply with the provisions of Sections 3.1-35-65 and 3.1-35-70 within 6 months after the end of a fiscal year shall not preclude the treasurer or clerk or the other officers of the municipality from preparing, publishing or posting, and filing the annual account and affidavit after the expiration of that 6 month period. If the clerk, treasurer, or other officers later comply with the provisions of this Division 35, the town or county collector, as the case may be, shall pay over to the municipal treasurer the moneys withheld by the collector immediately upon the filing of the annual account and affidavit with the collector.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-80

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-80) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-80)
    Sec. 3.1-35-80. Violations and penalties. A public officer who fails, neglects, or refuses to discharge any duty imposed on that officer by Sections 3.1-35-65 through 3.1-35-75, or who violates any provisions of Sections 3.1-35-65 through 3.1-35-80, is guilty of a petty offense and upon conviction shall be fined not less than $25 nor more than $100, in addition to any other penalties prescribed by law.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-85

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-85) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-85)
    Sec. 3.1-35-85. Treasurer; special assessment funds. All money received on a special assessment shall be held by the municipal treasurer as a special fund to be applied to the payment of the improvement for which the assessment was made, and the money shall be used for no other purpose, except to reimburse the municipality for money expended for the improvement.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-90

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-90) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-90)
    Sec. 3.1-35-90. Clerk; duties.
    (a) The municipal clerk shall keep the corporate seal, to be provided by the corporate authorities, and all papers belonging to the municipality the custody and control of which are not given to other officers. The clerk shall attend all meetings of the corporate authorities including executive sessions and keep a full record of their proceedings in the journal, except if the clerk is the subject matter of the meeting and his or her presence creates a conflict of interest. The record of those proceedings shall be made available for public inspection within 7 days after being approved or accepted by the corporate authorities as the official minutes of their proceedings.
    (b) The municipal clerk shall have other duties prescribed by the corporate authorities.
    (c) Copies of all papers duly filed in the clerk's office and transcripts from the journals and other records and files of the clerk's office, certified by the clerk under the corporate seal, shall be evidence in all courts in like manner as if the originals were produced.
(Source: P.A. 96-294, eff. 8-11-09.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-95

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-95) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-95)
    Sec. 3.1-35-95. Deputy clerks.
    (a) A deputy clerk may execute all documents required by law to be executed by the municipal clerk and may affix the seal of the clerk wherever required. In signing any document, a deputy clerk shall sign the name of the clerk followed with the word "By" and the deputy clerk's own name and the words "Deputy Clerk".
    (b) Except in municipalities with a population of 500,000 or more, the powers and duties of a deputy clerk shall be exercised only in the absence of the clerk from the place where the clerk's office is maintained, and only when either written direction has been given by the clerk to that deputy to exercise a power or the corporate authorities have determined by resolution that the municipal clerk is temporarily or permanently incapacitated to perform that function. In municipalities with a population of 500,000 or more, the powers and duties of a deputy clerk shall be exercised upon the direction of the clerk, or when the corporate authorities have determined by resolution that the clerk is temporarily or permanently incapacitated to perform those functions and duties. When a deputy's signature is duly authorized as provided in this Section and is affixed by a deputy in the manner prescribed in this Section on any document (including but not limited to contracts, bonds, or other obligations of the municipality), the document shall have the same effect as if the document had been signed by the municipal clerk in person.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-100

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-100) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-100)
    Sec. 3.1-35-100. Comptroller; duties.
    (a) If a comptroller is elected or appointed in a municipality, the corporate authorities, by ordinance or resolution, may confer upon the comptroller the powers and provide for the performance of the duties that the corporate authorities deem necessary and proper.
    (b) All of the provisions of this Code relating to the powers and duties of a municipal clerk in connection with (i) the finances, (ii) the treasurer, (iii) the collector, and (iv) the receipt and disbursements of money shall be exercised and performed by the comptroller, if one is elected or appointed. For that purpose, wherever the word "clerk" is used in this Code, it means "comptroller"; and wherever the words "clerk's office" are used, they mean "comptroller's office".
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-105

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-105) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-105)
    Sec. 3.1-35-105. Comptroller; designation of person to sign instruments. The comptroller may designate, in writing, one or more persons who shall have authority to affix the comptroller's signature as comptroller to any written instrument that is required to be signed by the comptroller. When the comptroller's signature is so affixed to a written instrument at the comptroller's direction, the instrument, in all respects, shall be as binding on the municipality as if signed by the comptroller in person. When the comptroller designates a person for this purpose, however, the comptroller shall notify the corporate authorities to that effect and state in the notice the specific instruments that the person is authorized to sign.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-110

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-110) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-110)
    Sec. 3.1-35-110. Comptroller; records of bonds issued. The comptroller, if one is elected or appointed (and if not, then the municipal clerk), shall keep in his or her office, in books used solely for that purpose, a correct list of all the outstanding bonds of the municipality, showing the number and amount of each and for and to whom the bonds were issued. When bonds are purchased, paid, or cancelled, these books shall show these additional facts. In the comptroller's annual report the comptroller shall describe, particularly, the bonds sold during the year and the terms of sale, with every item of expense incurred in connection with the bonds.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-115

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-115) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-115)
    Sec. 3.1-35-115. Comptroller; duties.
    (a) The comptroller, if one is elected or appointed in a municipality (and if not, then the municipal clerk), shall exercise a general supervision over all the officers of the municipality charged in any manner with the receipt, collection, or disbursement of the municipal revenue, or with the collection and return of the municipal revenue, or with the collection and return of the municipal revenue into the treasury.
    (b) The comptroller shall have custody and control of all municipal documents, books, and papers designated by the corporate authorities.
    (c) On or before May 15 of each year, and before the annual appropriation ordinance is prepared by the corporate authorities, the comptroller shall submit to the corporate authorities a report of the comptroller's estimate, as nearly as may be, of the money necessary to defray the expenses of the municipality during the current fiscal year. For the purpose of making this report, the comptroller is authorized to require all officers to submit statements of the condition and expenses of their respective offices or departments, with any proposed municipal improvements and the probable expense of those improvements, all unperformed contracts, and the amount of all unexpended appropriations of the preceding year.
    (d) In this report, the comptroller shall (i) classify the different objects and purposes of expenditure, giving, as nearly as may be, the amount required for each, (ii) show the aggregate income of the preceding fiscal year, from all sources, (iii) show the amount of liabilities upon which interest is to be paid, (iv) show the bonds and debts payable during the year, when due and payable, and (v) give all other information to the corporate authorities the comptroller deems necessary, so that the corporate authorities may fully understand the demands upon the municipality for the current fiscal year.
    (e) In municipalities of 500,000 or more inhabitants, the preparation of the report required by this Section and its form and substance, including the classification of the different objects and purposes of expenditures, shall be performed by the budget director of the municipality. In those municipalities the comptroller shall prepare an annual post-audit of all funds for the preceding year which shall be known as the "comptroller's report", a copy of which shall be sent by the municipal comptroller to the State Comptroller.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-120

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-120) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-120)
    Sec. 3.1-35-120. Collector; duties. A city collector, if one is elected or appointed, shall preserve all warrants returned to the collector and shall keep books and accounts in the manner prescribed by the corporate authorities. All of the collector's warrants, books, and vouchers, and all papers pertaining to the office, may be examined at any time by the mayor, city clerk, or any member or committee of the corporate authorities. Weekly, and oftener if required by the corporate authorities, the collector shall pay over to the treasurer all money collected by the collector from any source, taking the treasurer's receipt in duplicate and filing one of the receipts immediately with the clerk. At that time, or on demand, the clerk shall give the collector a copy of any receipt so filed.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-125

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-125) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-125)
    Sec. 3.1-35-125. Collector; reports. When required by the corporate authorities or by ordinance, the collector shall make a written report to the corporate authorities (or to any officer designated by the corporate authorities) of all money collected by the collector, the account on which collected, or of any other official matter. Between the first and tenth of April of each year, the collector shall file with the clerk a statement of (i) all the money collected by the collector during the year, (ii) the particular warrant, special assessment, or account on which collected, (iii) the balance of money uncollected on all warrants in the collector's possession, and (iv) the balance remaining uncollected at the time of the return on all warrants that the collector returned to the clerk during the preceding fiscal year. The clerk shall publish the statement at least once, within 10 days, in one or more newspapers published in the municipality or, if no newspaper is published in the municipality, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, a publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-130

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-130) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-130)
    Sec. 3.1-35-130. Collector; possession of money. The collector is prohibited from keeping the money of the municipality in his or her possession, or in the possession of any person for his or her use, beyond the time prescribed for its payment to the treasurer. Any violation of this provision shall subject the collector to immediate removal from office.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-135

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-135) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-135)
    Sec. 3.1-35-135. Clerk as collector. In any municipality having a population of less than 1,000,000 in which the corporate authorities have provided for the appointment of a collector, the corporate authorities may provide by ordinance that the clerk shall hold the office of collector.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-140

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-140) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-140)
    Sec. 3.1-35-140. Marshal; duties. The marshal shall perform the duties that the corporate authorities prescribe for the preservation of the public peace and the observance and enforcement of ordinances and laws.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 40

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 40 heading)
DIVISION 40. CITY COUNCIL

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-5)
    Sec. 3.1-40-5. Composition. The city council shall consist of the mayor and aldermen. It shall meet in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. It shall keep a journal of its own proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-10)
    Sec. 3.1-40-10. Judge of elections. The city council shall be the sole judge of the election to office of the aldermen. It shall also be the sole judge whether under Section 3.1-10-5 aldermen are eligible to hold their offices. A court, however, shall not be prohibited from hearing and determining a proceeding in quo warranto.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-15)
    Sec. 3.1-40-15. Rules; expulsion. The city council shall determine its own rules of proceeding and punish its members for disorderly conduct. With the concurrence of two-thirds of the aldermen then holding office, it may expel an alderman from a meeting, but not a second time for the same incident.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-20)
    Sec. 3.1-40-20. Quorum. A majority of the corporate authorities shall constitute a quorum to do business. A smaller number, however, may adjourn from time to time and may compel the attendance of absentees under penalties (including a fine for a failure to attend) prescribed by the council by ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-25

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-25) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-25)
    Sec. 3.1-40-25. Meetings. The city council may prescribe, by ordinance, the times and places of the council meetings and the manner in which special council meetings may be called. The mayor or any 3 aldermen may call special meetings of the city council. In addition to any notice requirement prescribed by the city council, public notice of meetings must be given as prescribed in Sections 2.02 and 2.03 of the Open Meetings Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-30

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-30) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-30)
    Sec. 3.1-40-30. Mayor presides. The mayor shall preside at all meetings of the city council. Except as provided in Articles 4 and 5 of this Code, the mayor shall not vote on any ordinance, resolution, or motion except the following: (i) where the vote of the aldermen has resulted in a tie; (ii) where one-half of the aldermen elected have voted in favor of an ordinance, resolution, or motion even though there is no tie vote; or (iii) where a vote greater than a majority of the corporate authorities is required by this Code or an ordinance to adopt an ordinance, resolution, or motion. Nothing in this Section shall deprive an acting mayor or mayor pro tem from voting in the capacity as alderman, but he or she shall not be entitled to another vote in the capacity as acting mayor or mayor pro tem.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-35

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-35) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-35)
    Sec. 3.1-40-35. Deferral of committee reports. Upon the request of any 2 aldermen present, any report of a committee of the council shall be deferred for final action to the next regular meeting of the council after the report is made.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-40

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-40) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-40)
    Sec. 3.1-40-40. Vote required. The passage of all ordinances for whatever purpose, and of any resolution or motion (i) to create any liability against a city or (ii) for the expenditure or appropriation of its money shall require the concurrence of a majority of all members then holding office on the city council, including the mayor, unless otherwise expressly provided by this Code or any other Act governing the passage of any ordinance, resolution, or motion. Where the council consists of an odd number of aldermen, however, the vote of the majority of the aldermen shall be sufficient to pass an ordinance. The passage of an ordinance, resolution, or motion to sell any school property shall require the concurrence of three-fourths of all aldermen then holding office. The yeas and nays shall be taken upon the question of the passage of the designated ordinances, resolutions, or motions and recorded in the journal of the city council. In addition, the corporate authorities at any 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 journal under the designation "omnibus vote", and in that event the clerk may enter the words "omnibus vote" or "consent agenda" in the journal in each case instead of entering the names of the members of city council 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 journal 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 journal. Likewise, the yeas and nays shall be taken upon the question of the passage of any other resolution or motion at the request of any alderman and shall be recorded in the journal.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-45

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-45) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-45)
    Sec. 3.1-40-45. Ordinances; approval; veto. All resolutions and motions (i) that create any liability against a city, (ii) that provide for the expenditure or appropriation of its money, or (iii) to sell any city or school property, and all ordinances, passed by the city council shall be deposited with the city clerk. Except as provided in Articles 4 and 5 of this Code, if the mayor approves an ordinance or resolution, the mayor shall sign it. Those ordinances, resolutions, and motions which the mayor disapproves shall be returned to the city council, with the mayor's written objections, at the next regular meeting of the city council occurring not less than 5 days after their passage. The mayor may disapprove of any one or more sums appropriated in any ordinance, resolution, or motion making an appropriation, and, if so, the remainder shall be effective. However, the mayor may disapprove entirely of an ordinance, resolution, or motion making an appropriation. If the mayor fails to return any ordinance or any specified resolution or motion with his written objections within the designated time, it shall become effective despite the absence of the mayor's signature.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-50

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-50) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-50)
    Sec. 3.1-40-50. Reconsideration; passing over veto. Every resolution and motion specified in Section 3.1-40-45, and every ordinance, that is returned to the city council by the mayor shall be reconsidered by the city council at the next regular meeting following the regular meeting at which the city council receives the mayor's written objection. If, after reconsideration, two-thirds of all the aldermen then holding office on the city council agree at that regular meeting to pass an ordinance, resolution, or motion, notwithstanding the mayor's refusal to approve it, then it shall be effective. The vote on the question of passage over the mayor's veto shall be by yeas and nays and shall be recorded in the journal.
    This Section does not apply to municipalities with more than 500,000 inhabitants.
(Source: P.A. 91-489, eff. 1-1-00.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-55

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-55) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-55)
    Sec. 3.1-40-55. Reconsideration; requisites. No vote of the city council shall be reconsidered or rescinded at a special meeting unless there are present at the special meeting at least as many aldermen as were present when the vote was taken.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-60

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-60)
    Sec. 3.1-40-60. Advisory referenda. By a vote of the majority of the members of the city council, the council may authorize an advisory question of public policy to be placed on the ballot at the next regularly scheduled election in the municipality. The city council shall certify the question to the proper election authority, which must submit the question at an election in accordance with the Election Code.
(Source: P.A. 93-574, eff. 8-21-03.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 45

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 45 heading)
DIVISION 45. BOARD OF TRUSTEES

65 ILCS 5/3.1-45-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-45-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-45-5)
    Sec. 3.1-45-5. Composition; manner of acting. The board of trustees shall consist of the president and trustees and, except as otherwise provided in this Code, shall exercise the same powers and perform the same duties as the city council in cities. It shall pass ordinances, resolutions, and motions in the same manner as a city council. The president of the board of trustees may exercise the same veto power and powers in Section 3.1-40-30, and with like effect, as the mayor of a city. The trustees may pass motions, resolutions, and ordinances over the president's veto in like manner as the aldermen of a city council.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-45-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-45-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-45-10)
    Sec. 3.1-45-10. Officers; duties and fees. The president and board of trustees may prescribe the duties of the officers appointed under Section 3.1-30-5, and the amount to be charged for services rendered by those officers, and may require them to execute whatever bonds are prescribed by statute or ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-45-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-45-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-45-15)
    Sec. 3.1-45-15. Powers and duties. The trustees, except as otherwise provided in this Code, shall perform the duties and exercise the powers conferred upon the aldermen of a city.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-45-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-45-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-45-20)
    Sec. 3.1-45-20. Villages and towns under special Acts. The trustees in every village or incorporated town specified in Section 3.1-25-70 shall have the same powers and perform the same duties as have been given by any special Act to the legislative body of that specified village or incorporated town and that have been given or may later be given to trustees in villages or incorporated towns organized under this Code. This Section, however, does not authorize the trustees in a village or incorporated town to perform any act that its legislative body is specifically prohibited from performing under the terms of the Act creating that village or incorporated town. This Section shall not apply to or change the powers of the members of the legislative body of incorporated towns that have superseded civil townships.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 50

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 50 heading)
DIVISION 50. COMPENSATION

65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-50-5)
    Sec. 3.1-50-5. Establishment. All municipal officers, except as otherwise provided, shall receive the salary or other compensation that is fixed by ordinance. Salaries or other compensation shall not be increased or diminished so as to take effect during the term of any officer holding an elective office. The salaries, fees, or other compensation of any appointed municipal officer, not including those appointed to fill vacancies in elective offices, may be increased but not diminished so as to take effect during the term for which the officer was appointed.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-50-10)
    Sec. 3.1-50-10. Fixing salaries. The corporate authorities of a municipality may fix the salaries of all municipal officers and employees in the annual appropriation or budget ordinance. They may fix the salary of all officers who hold elective office for a definite term in an ordinance other than the appropriation or budget ordinance. The salaries that are fixed in the annual appropriation ordinance shall neither be increased nor diminished during the fiscal year for which the appropriation is made. The salaries that are fixed by ordinance for those officers who hold elective office for a definite term shall neither be increased nor diminished during that term and shall be fixed at least 180 days before the beginning of the terms of the officers whose compensation is to be fixed.
(Source: P.A. 90-210, eff. 7-25-97.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-50-15)
    Sec. 3.1-50-15. Compensation of members of corporate authorities.
    (a) The ordinance fixing compensation for members of the corporate authorities shall specify whether those members are to be compensated (i) at an annual rate or, (ii) for each meeting of the corporate authorities actually attended if public notice of the meeting was given.
    (b) Each member of the corporate authorities may receive reimbursement from the municipality for expenses incurred by the member in attending committee meetings of the corporate authorities or for other expenses incurred by the member in the course of performing official duties.
(Source: P.A. 91-208, eff. 1-1-00.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-50-20)
    Sec. 3.1-50-20. Compensation of employees. The compensation of employees shall be determined by the corporate authorities.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-25

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-25) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-50-25)
    Sec. 3.1-50-25. Clerk serving as collector. In municipalities where the same person holds the elective office of municipal clerk and the appointive office of municipal collector, the corporate authorities may provide by ordinance for that person to receive the compensation provided for each of these offices.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 55

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 55 heading)
DIVISION 55. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-55-5)
    Sec. 3.1-55-5. Certificate of appointment. Whenever a person has been appointed or elected to office, the mayor or president shall issue a certificate of appointment or election, under the corporate seal, to the municipal clerk. All officers elected or appointed under this Code, except the municipal clerk, alderman, mayor, trustees, and president, shall be commissioned by warrant, under the corporate seal, signed by the municipal clerk and the mayor, acting mayor, or mayor pro tem, or presiding officer of the corporate authorities.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-10)
    Sec. 3.1-55-10. Interests in contracts.
    (a) A municipal officer shall not be financially interested directly in the officer's own name or indirectly in the name of any other person, association, trust, or corporation, in any contract, work, or business of the municipality or in the sale of any article whenever the expense, price, or consideration of the contract, work, business, or sale is paid either from the treasury or by an assessment levied by statute or ordinance. A municipal officer shall not be interested, directly or indirectly, in the purchase of any property that (i) belongs to the municipality, (ii) is sold for taxes or assessments, or (iii) is sold by virtue of legal process at the suit of the municipality. For the purposes of this Section only, however, a municipal officer shall not be deemed interested if the officer is an employee of a company or owns or holds an interest of 1% or less in the municipal officer's individual name in a company, or both, that company is involved in the transaction of business with the municipality, and that company's stock is traded on a nationally recognized securities market, provided the interested member (i) publicly discloses the fact that he or she is an employee or holds an interest of 1% or less in a company before deliberation of the proposed award of the contract; (ii) refrains from evaluating, recommending, approving, deliberating, or otherwise participating in the negotiation, approval, or both, of the contract, work, or business; (iii) abstains from voting on the award of the contract though he or she shall be considered present for purposes of establishing a quorum; and (iv) the contract is approved by a majority vote of those members currently holding office.
    A municipal officer shall not be deemed interested if the officer owns or holds an interest of 1% or less, not in the officer's individual name but through a mutual fund or exchange-traded fund, in a company, that company is involved in the transaction of business with the municipality, and that company's stock is traded on a nationally recognized securities market.
    This Section does not prohibit any person serving on a municipal advisory panel or commission or nongoverning board or commission from having an interest in a contract, work, or business of the municipality unless the municipal officer's duties include evaluating, recommending, approving, or voting to recommend or approve the contract, work, or business.
    (b) Any elected or appointed member of the governing body may, however, provide materials, merchandise, property, services, or labor, subject to the following provisions under either (1) or (2):
        (1) If:
            (A) the contract is with a person, firm,
        
partnership, association, corporation, or cooperative association in which the interested member of the governing body of the municipality member has less than a 7 1/2% share in the ownership;
            (B) the interested member publicly discloses the
        
nature and extent of the interest before or during deliberations concerning the proposed award of the contract;
            (C) the interested member abstains from voting on
        
the award of the contract (though the member shall be considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum);
            (D) the contract is approved by a majority vote
        
of those members presently holding office;
            (E) the contract is awarded after sealed bids to
        
the lowest responsible bidder if the amount of the contract exceeds $1,500 (but the contract may be awarded without bidding if the amount is less than $1,500); and
            (F) the award of the contract would not cause the
        
aggregate amount of all contracts so awarded to the same person, firm, association, partnership, corporation, or cooperative association in the same fiscal year to exceed $25,000.
        (2) If:
            (A) the award of the contract is approved by a
        
majority vote of the governing body of the municipality (provided that the interested member shall abstain from voting);
            (B) the amount of the contract does not exceed
        
$2,000;
            (C) the award of the contract would not cause the
        
aggregate amount of all contracts so awarded to the same person, firm, association, partnership, corporation, or cooperative association in the same fiscal year to exceed $4,000;
            (D) the interested member publicly discloses the
        
nature and extent of his interest before or during deliberations concerning the proposed award of the contract; and
            (E) the interested member abstains from voting on
        
the award of the contract (though the member shall be considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum).
    (b-5) In addition to the above exemptions, any elected or appointed member of the governing body may provide materials, merchandise, property, services, or labor if:
        (1) the contract is with a person, firm, partnership,
    
association, corporation, or cooperative association in which the interested member of the governing body of the municipality, advisory panel, or commission has less than a 1% share in the ownership; and
        (2) the award of the contract is approved by a
    
majority vote of the governing body of the municipality provided that any such interested member shall abstain from voting; and
        (3) such interested member publicly discloses the
    
nature and extent of his interest before or during deliberations concerning the proposed award of the contract; and
        (4) such interested member abstains from voting on
    
the award of the contract, though he shall be considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum.
    (c) A contract for the procurement of public utility services by a municipality with a public utility company is not barred by this Section by one or more members of the governing body being an officer or employee of the public utility company, or holding an ownership interest in no more than 7 1/2% in the public utility company, or holding an ownership interest of any size if the municipality has a population of less than 7,500 and the public utility's rates are approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission. An elected or appointed member of the governing body or a nongoverning board or commission having an interest described in this subsection (d) does not have a prohibited interest under this Section.
    (d) An officer who violates this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony. In addition, any office held by an officer so convicted shall become vacant and shall be so declared as part of the judgment of the court.
    (e) Nothing contained in this Section, including the restrictions set forth in subsections (b) and (c), shall preclude a contract of deposit of moneys, loans, or other financial services by a municipality with a local bank or local savings and loan association, regardless of whether a member of the governing body of the municipality is interested in the bank or savings and loan association as an officer or employee or as a holder of less than 7 1/2% of the total ownership interest. A member holding an interest described in this subsection (e) in a contract does not hold a prohibited interest for purposes of this Act. The interested member of the governing body must publicly state the nature and extent of the interest during deliberations concerning the proposed award of the contract but shall not participate in any further deliberations concerning the proposed award. The interested member shall not vote on the proposed award. A member abstaining from participation in deliberations and voting under this Section may be considered present for purposes of establishing a quorum. Award of the contract shall require approval by a majority vote of those members presently holding office. Consideration and award of a contract in which a member is interested may only be made at a regularly scheduled public meeting of the governing body of the municipality.
    (f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section or any other law to the contrary, until January 1, 1994, a member of the city council of a municipality with a population under 20,000 may purchase real estate from the municipality, at a price of not less than 100% of the value of the real estate as determined by a written MAI certified appraisal or by a written certified appraisal of a State certified or licensed real estate appraiser, if the purchase is approved by a unanimous vote of the city council members then holding office (except for the member desiring to purchase the real estate, who shall not vote on the question).
    (g) Under either of the following circumstances, a municipal officer may hold a position on the board of a not-for-profit corporation that is interested in a contract, work, or business of the municipality:
        (1) If the municipal officer is appointed by the
    
governing body of the municipality to represent the interests of the municipality on a not-for-profit corporation's board, then the municipal officer may actively vote on matters involving either that board or the municipality, at any time, so long as the membership on the not-for-profit board is not a paid position, except that the municipal officer may be reimbursed by the not-for-profit board for expenses incurred as the result of membership on the not-for-profit board.
        (2) If the municipal officer is not appointed to the
    
governing body of a not-for-profit corporation by the governing body of the municipality, then the municipal officer may continue to serve; however, the municipal officer shall abstain from voting on any proposition before the municipal governing body directly involving the not-for-profit corporation and, for those matters, shall not be counted as present for the purposes of a quorum of the municipal governing body.
(Source: P.A. 96-277, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1058, eff. 7-14-10.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-55-15)
    Sec. 3.1-55-15. Misconduct. Every municipal officer who is guilty of a culpable omission of duty, or who is guilty of willful and corrupt oppression, malconduct, or misfeasance in the discharge of the duties of office, shall be guilty of a business offense and, on conviction, shall be fined not less than $501 nor more than $1,000. The court entering the conviction shall enter an order removing the convicted officer from office.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-55-20)
    Sec. 3.1-55-20. Appeal to finance committee. In the adjustment of the accounts of the municipal collector or municipal treasurer with the municipal clerk or municipal comptroller, if there is one, there shall be an appeal to the finance committee of the corporate authorities, whose decision in all matters of controversy arising between these officers shall be final unless the corporate authorities provide otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-25

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-25)
    Sec. 3.1-55-25. Automatic abandonment of a form of municipal government. Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 4-10-1, 5-5-1, 5-5-1.1, 5-5-2, 5-5-3, 5-5-4, 5-5-5, and 5-5-6 and any other provisions of this Act, if a municipality adopts a different form of municipal government under Article 4, 5, or 6, then its current form of municipal government is automatically abandoned when the new form of municipal government takes effect.
(Source: P.A. 92-727, eff. 7-25-02.)