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55 ILCS 5/4-6003
(55 ILCS 5/4-6003)
(from Ch. 34, par. 4-6003)
Compensation of sheriffs for certain expenses in counties
of less than 2,000,000.
(a) The County Board, in all counties of less than 2,000,000 inhabitants,
shall fix the compensation of sheriffs, with the amount of their necessary
clerk hire, stationery, fuel and other expenses. The county shall supply the
sheriff with all necessary uniforms, guns and ammunition. The compensation
of each such officer shall be fixed separately from his necessary clerk hire,
stationery, fuel and other expenses. Beginning immediately, no county with
a population under 2,000,000 may reduce the rate of compensation of its sheriff
below the rate of compensation that it was actually paying to its sheriff on
January 1, 2002 or the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd
General Assembly, whichever is greater.
(b) In addition to the requirement of subsection (a), the rate of
compensation payable to the sheriff by the county shall not be less than the
To each such sheriff in counties containing less than 10,000
inhabitants, not less than $27,000 per annum.
To each such sheriff in counties containing 10,000 or more inhabitants but
less than 20,000 inhabitants, not less than $31,000 per annum.
To each such sheriff in counties containing 20,000 or more inhabitants but
less than 30,000 inhabitants, not less than $34,000 per annum.
To each such sheriff in counties containing 30,000 or more inhabitants but
less than 60,000 inhabitants, not less than $37,000 per annum.
To each such sheriff in counties containing 60,000 or more inhabitants but
less than 100,000 inhabitants, not less than $40,000 per annum.
To each such sheriff in counties containing 100,000 or more inhabitants but
less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, not less than $43,000 per
The population of each county for the purpose of fixing compensation as
herein provided, shall be based upon the last federal census immediately
previous to the election of the sheriff in question in such county.
(d) In addition to the salary provided for in subsections (a), (b), and
(c), beginning December 1, 1998, subject to appropriation, each sheriff, for his or her
additional duties imposed by other statutes or laws, shall receive an
annual stipend to be paid by the Illinois Department of Revenue out of the Personal Property Tax Replacement Fund in the amount of $6,500.
(e) No county board may reduce or otherwise impair the compensation
payable from county funds to a sheriff if the reduction or impairment is
the result of the sheriff receiving an award or stipend payable from State
(Source: P.A. 97-72, eff. 7-1-11.)