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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 30

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 30 heading)

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)
    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.)