Amends the Counties Code. Provides that, if a majority of the county board, by resolution, declares there to be a conflict of interest between the State's Attorney and the county board, the county board may, for civil matters involving the county board, notify the Attorney General, or hire outside legal counsel, to represent the county board while the conflict of interest remains. Amends the Attorney General Act. Provides that, when notified by a county board that the county board has declared a conflict of interest between the State's Attorney and the county board, the Attorney General, or his or her designee, shall appear for and represent the county board in civil matters involving the county board until such time that the county board notifies the Attorney General that the conflict of interest no longer remains. Effective immediately.

Statutes affected:
Introduced: 15 ILCS 205/4, 55 ILCS 5/5