What is a Statement of Economic Interest?

State­ments of Eco­nom­ic Inter­est are dis­clo­sure forms for pub­lic offi­cials, can­di­dates for pub­lic office and cer­tain oth­er pub­lic employ­ees. Fil­ers must list spe­cif­ic infor­ma­tion about their busi­ness deal­ings, out­side income and oth­er infor­ma­tion. Those required to file must file with the Coun­ty Clerk annu­al­ly, no lat­er than May 1.

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Who must file a Statement of Economic Interest?

Exam­ples of those indi­vid­u­als in a unit of local gov­ern­ment who must file a state­ment of eco­nom­ic inter­est are below (Illi­nois Gov­ern­men­tal Ethics Act, 5 ILCS 420):

Per­sons who are elect­ed to office in a unit of local gov­ern­ment, and can­di­dates for nom­i­na­tion or elec­tion to that office, includ­ing region­al super­in­ten­dents of school dis­tricts.

Per­sons appoint­ed to the gov­ern­ing board of a unit of local gov­ern­ment, or of a spe­cial dis­trict, and per­sons appoint­ed to a zon­ing board, or zon­ing board of appeals, or to a region­al, coun­ty, or munic­i­pal plan com­mis­sion, or to a board of review of any coun­ty, and per­sons appoint­ed to a board or com­mis­sion of a unit of local gov­ern­ment who have author­i­ty to autho­rize the expen­di­ture of pub­lic funds. This sub­sec­tion does not apply to mem­bers of boards or com­mis­sions who func­tion in an advi­so­ry capac­i­ty.

Per­sons who are employed by a unit of local gov­ern­ment and are com­pen­sat­ed for ser­vices as employ­ees and not as inde­pen­dent con­trac­tors and who:

  • are, or func­tion as, the head of a depart­ment, divi­sion, bureau, author­i­ty or oth­er admin­is­tra­tive unit with­in the unit of local gov­ern­ment, or who exer­cise sim­i­lar author­i­ty with­in the unit of local gov­ern­ment.
  • Have direct super­vi­so­ry author­i­ty over, or direct respon­si­bil­i­ty for the for­mu­la­tion, nego­ti­a­tion, issuance or exe­cu­tion of con­tracts entered into by the unit of local gov­ern­ment in the amount of $1,000 or greater.
  • Have author­i­ty to approve licens­es and per­mits by the unit of local gov­ern­ment; this item does not include employ­ees who func­tion in a min­is­te­r­i­al capac­i­ty; adju­di­cate, arbi­trate, or decide any judi­cial or admin­is­tra­tive pro­ceed­ing, or review the adju­di­ca­tion, arbi­tra­tion or deci­sion of any judi­cial or admin­is­tra­tive pro­ceed­ing with­in the author­i­ty of the unit of local gov­ern­ment.
  • Have author­i­ty to issue or pro­mul­gate rules and reg­u­la­tions with­in areas under the author­i­ty of the unit of local gov­ern­ment.
  • Have super­vi­so­ry respon­si­bil­i­ty for 20 or more employ­ees of the unit of local gov­ern­ment.
  • Are employed by a school dis­trict in posi­tions that require that per­son to hold an admin­is­tra­tive or a chief school busi­ness offi­cial endorse­ment.

How do you view a Statement of Economic Interest?

State­ments of Eco­nom­ic Inter­est are open to the pub­lic dur­ing nor­mal busi­ness hours at the Coun­ty Clerk’s office.