(65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-2.1-5)
    Sec. 10-2.1-5. Rules-publications. The board shall make rules (1) to carry out the purpose of this Division 2.1, and (2) for appointments and removals in accordance with the provisions of this Division 2.1. The board, from time to time, may make changes in these rules.
    All these rules and changes therein shall be printed immediately for distribution. The board shall give notice (1) of the places where the printed rules may be obtained, and (2) of the date, not less than 10 days subsequent to the time of publication, when the rules or changes therein shall go into operation. This notice shall be published in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality.
    These rules of the board shall apply only to the conduct of examinations for original appointments, for promotions, and to the conduct of hearings on charges brought against a member of the police or fire department. No such rule shall be made by the board to govern the operation of the police or fire department or the conduct of its members unless the governing body of the municipality specifically authorizes the board of fire and police commissioners to make such rules; however, the governing body may also rescind such authorization. The Board may, however, provide rules for the appointment of persons at least 16 years of age to part-time positions within the cadet training program of the fire department of the municipality, provided such training program is conducted in conjunction with the Diversified Occupational Program of the local High School District and with the Illinois State Vocational Education System.
    This amendatory Act of 1973 does not apply to any municipality which is a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 78-402.)