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(20 ILCS 525/5-20)
(a) Regular meetings of the Statewide Foster Care Advisory Council shall be
held at least quarterly. The meetings shall take place at locations, dates, and
times determined by the Chairperson of the Advisory Council after consultation
with members of the Advisory Council and the Director or the designated
Department staff member.
It shall be the responsibility of the designated Department staff member at
the direction of the Chairperson to give notices of the location, dates, and
time of meetings to each member of the Advisory Council, to the Director,
and to staff consultants at least 30 days prior to each meeting.
Notice of all scheduled meetings shall be in full compliance with the
Illinois Open Meetings Act.
(b) Special meetings of the Advisory Council may be called by the
Chairperson after consultation with members of the Council and the Director
or the designated Department staff member, provided that:
(1) at least 7 days' notice by mail is given the
(2) the notice sets forth the purpose or purposes of
(3) no business is transacted other than that
(c) An agenda of scheduled business for deliberation shall be developed in
coordination with the Department and the Chairperson and distributed to the
members of the Advisory Council at least 7 days prior to a scheduled
meeting of the Council.
(d) If a member is absent from 2 consecutive meetings or has not
continued to make a significant contribution as evidenced by involvement in
council activities, membership termination may be recommended by the
Chairperson to the Director. The member shall be terminated and notified in
writing. Members shall submit written confirmation of good cause to the
Chairperson or designated Department staff member when a meeting has been
(Source: P.A. 89-19, eff. 6-3-95.)