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Board of Police & Fire Commissioners

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The Board shall have the following powers and duties: 
 (A) To compile and prepare an “Eligibility Register” resulting from the examination process for original appointments to the Police Department and Fire Department, ranking the candidates in order of relative excellence, without reference to 
priority of the time of examination. 
 (B) Upon notice from the Mayor of the need for an original appointment to the Police Department or Fire Department, the Board shall deliver to the Mayor a list of the top five (5) candidates eligible for the position. 
(C) The Board shall have no authority to make original appointments to the Police Department or Fire Department. Original appointments to the Police Department and Fire Department shall be made by the Mayor, at the discretion of the 
Mayor, from the list of the top five (5) eligible candidates provided by the Board. 
 (D) The Board shall have the further powers set forth in Division 2.1 of Article 10 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-1 et seq.) except as to the extent of any conflict with this Section regarding original appointments to the Police 
Department or Fire Department and including the following: 
(1) To make promotions within the Police Department and Fire Department, except with regard to the offices of Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police and Fire Chief. 
(2) To discipline, suspend, remove, or discharge officers and members of the Police Department, except the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police and Fire Chief. 
(3) To conduct hearings on charges brought against a member of the Police Department or Fire Department, except the Chief of Police, Deputy Chief of Police and Fire Chief. 
 Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prevent the Chief of Police or Fire Chief from suspending, without pay, a member of the Police Department or Fire Department for a period of not more than five (5) calendar days, which right is 
hereby granted to the Chief of Police and Fire Chief. Notice of any such suspension shall be given to the Board and shall be subject to review as provided in 65 ILCS 
5/10-2.1-17. (Ord. No. 08-12; 05-13-08) 
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