All employ­ees shall earn one (1) twen­­ty-four (24) hour sick leave day per month with­out loss of pay.  Sick leave may be accu­mu­lat­ed to a max­i­mum of two hun­dred forty (240) days.  Illi­nois Munic­i­pal Retire­ment guide­lines will be used to deter­mine max­i­mum accru­als and how accrued sick leave will be con­vert­ed for ser­vice cred­it at retirement.

Sick leave shall be inter­pret­ed to mean per­son­al ill­ness includ­ing preg­nan­cy relat­ed dis­abil­i­ty or ill­ness in the imme­di­ate fam­i­ly or household.

Man­age­ment reserves the right to require a doctor’s state­ment if there is any evi­dence of abuse or mis­use of sick leave.  A doctor’s state­ment is required if an indi­vid­ual is absent for two (2) con­sec­u­tive shifts.