Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Counties Code. Requires the county board of Cook County to appoint an independent county personnel director. Provides that, through December 31, 2011, the independent personnel director shall appoint all officers and employees of Cook County and shall assume the duties of the county civil service commission. Requires the civil service commission to perform duties and functions as directed by the independent personnel director and to otherwise operate in an advisory capacity to the director. Effective immediately.