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Full Text of SB3592  100th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced 3/1/2018, by Sen. Kwame Raoul


10 ILCS 5/2A-1.2  from Ch. 46, par. 2A-1.2
10 ILCS 5/2A-48  from Ch. 46, par. 2A-48
105 ILCS 5/34-3  from Ch. 122, par. 34-3
105 ILCS 5/34-4  from Ch. 122, par. 34-4
105 ILCS 5/34-4.1 new
105 ILCS 5/34-4.2 new
105 ILCS 5/34-13.1
105 ILCS 5/34-21.9 new

    Amends the Election Code. Provides for the election of the Chicago Board of Education starting with the 2023 consolidated primary election. Makes related changes. Amends the Chicago School District Article of the School Code. Provides that a person shall be a U.S. citizen and registered voter and shall have been a resident of the city and the electoral district for at least one year immediately preceding his or her election. Sets forth provisions concerning nominating petitions and ballots. Sets forth provisions providing that the City of Chicago shall be subdivided into 20 electoral districts by the Chicago City Council for seats on the Chicago Board of Education. Sets forth provisions providing that in the year following each decennial census, the Chicago Board of Education shall redistrict the electoral districts to reflect the results of each decennial census. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.

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1    AN ACT concerning education.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing
5Sections 2A-1.2 and 2A-48 as follows:
6    (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.2)  (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-1.2)
7    Sec. 2A-1.2. Consolidated Schedule of Elections - Offices
9    (a) At the general election in the appropriate
10even-numbered years, the following offices shall be filled or
11shall be on the ballot as otherwise required by this Code:
12        (1) Elector of President and Vice President of the
13    United States;
14        (2) United States Senator and United States
15    Representative;
16        (3) State Executive Branch elected officers;
17        (4) State Senator and State Representative;
18        (5) County elected officers, including State's
19    Attorney, County Board member, County Commissioners, and
20    elected President of the County Board or County Chief
21    Executive;
22        (6) Circuit Court Clerk;
23        (7) Regional Superintendent of Schools, except in



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1    counties or educational service regions in which that
2    office has been abolished;
3        (8) Judges of the Supreme, Appellate and Circuit
4    Courts, on the question of retention, to fill vacancies and
5    newly created judicial offices;
6        (9) (Blank);
7        (10) Trustee of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of
8    Chicago, and elected Trustee of other Sanitary Districts;
9        (11) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
10    designated in this Section, where the statute creating or
11    authorizing the creation of the district requires an annual
12    election and permits or requires election of candidates of
13    political parties.
14    (b) At the general primary election:
15        (1) in each even-numbered year candidates of political
16    parties shall be nominated for those offices to be filled
17    at the general election in that year, except where pursuant
18    to law nomination of candidates of political parties is
19    made by caucus.
20        (2) in the appropriate even-numbered years the
21    political party offices of State central committeeman,
22    township committeeman, ward committeeman, and precinct
23    committeeman shall be filled and delegates and alternate
24    delegates to the National nominating conventions shall be
25    elected as may be required pursuant to this Code. In the
26    even-numbered years in which a Presidential election is to



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1    be held, candidates in the Presidential preference primary
2    shall also be on the ballot.
3        (3) in each even-numbered year, where the municipality
4    has provided for annual elections to elect municipal
5    officers pursuant to Section 6(f) or Section 7 of Article
6    VII of the Constitution, pursuant to the Illinois Municipal
7    Code or pursuant to the municipal charter, the offices of
8    such municipal officers shall be filled at an election held
9    on the date of the general primary election, provided that
10    the municipal election shall be a nonpartisan election
11    where required by the Illinois Municipal Code. For partisan
12    municipal elections in even-numbered years, a primary to
13    nominate candidates for municipal office to be elected at
14    the general primary election shall be held on the Tuesday 6
15    weeks preceding that election.
16        (4) in each school district which has adopted the
17    provisions of Article 33 of the School Code, successors to
18    the members of the board of education whose terms expire in
19    the year in which the general primary is held shall be
20    elected.
21    (c) At the consolidated election in the appropriate
22odd-numbered years, the following offices shall be filled:
23        (1) Municipal officers, provided that in
24    municipalities in which candidates for alderman or other
25    municipal office are not permitted by law to be candidates
26    of political parties, the runoff election where required by



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1    law, or the nonpartisan election where required by law,
2    shall be held on the date of the consolidated election; and
3    provided further, in the case of municipal officers
4    provided for by an ordinance providing the form of
5    government of the municipality pursuant to Section 7 of
6    Article VII of the Constitution, such offices shall be
7    filled by election or by runoff election as may be provided
8    by such ordinance;
9        (2) Village and incorporated town library directors;
10        (3) City boards of stadium commissioners;
11        (4) Commissioners of park districts;
12        (5) Trustees of public library districts;
13        (6) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
14    designated in this section, where the statute creating or
15    authorizing the creation of the district permits or
16    requires election of candidates of political parties;
17        (7) Township officers, including township park
18    commissioners, township library directors, and boards of
19    managers of community buildings, and Multi-Township
20    Assessors;
21        (8) Highway commissioners and road district clerks;
22        (9) Members of school boards in school districts which
23    adopt Article 33 of the School Code;
24        (10) The directors and chairman of the Chain O Lakes -
25    Fox River Waterway Management Agency;
26        (11) Forest preserve district commissioners elected



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1    under Section 3.5 of the Downstate Forest Preserve District
2    Act;
3        (12) Elected members of school boards, school
4    trustees, directors of boards of school directors,
5    trustees of county boards of school trustees (except in
6    counties or educational service regions having a
7    population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants), and members
8    of boards of school inspectors, except school boards in
9    school districts that adopt Article 33 of the School Code;
10        (13) Members of Community College district boards;
11        (14) Trustees of Fire Protection Districts;
12        (15) Commissioners of the Springfield Metropolitan
13    Exposition and Auditorium Authority;
14        (16) Elected Trustees of Tuberculosis Sanitarium
15    Districts;
16        (17) Elected Officers of special districts not
17    otherwise designated in this Section for which the law
18    governing those districts does not permit candidates of
19    political parties.
20    (d) At the consolidated primary election in each
21odd-numbered year, candidates of political parties shall be
22nominated for those offices to be filled at the consolidated
23election in that year, except where pursuant to law nomination
24of candidates of political parties is made by caucus, and
25except those offices listed in paragraphs (12) through (17) of
26subsection (c).



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1    At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate
2odd-numbered years, the mayor, clerk, treasurer, and aldermen
3shall be elected in municipalities in which candidates for
4mayor, clerk, treasurer, or alderman are not permitted by law
5to be candidates of political parties, subject to runoff
6elections to be held at the consolidated election as may be
7required by law, and municipal officers shall be nominated in a
8nonpartisan election in municipalities in which pursuant to law
9candidates for such office are not permitted to be candidates
10of political parties.
11    At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate
12odd-numbered years, municipal officers shall be nominated or
13elected, or elected subject to a runoff, as may be provided by
14an ordinance providing a form of government of the municipality
15pursuant to Section 7 of Article VII of the Constitution.
16    At the consolidated primary election in 2023 and at the
17consolidated primary election every 4 years thereafter,
18members of the Chicago Board of Education shall be elected in a
19nonpartisan election.
20    (e) (Blank).
21    (f) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, public
22questions may be submitted to voters pursuant to this Code and
23any special election otherwise required or authorized by law or
24by court order may be conducted pursuant to this Code.
25    Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of officers
26established in this Article, whenever a referendum is held for



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1the establishment of a political subdivision whose officers are
2to be elected, the initial officers shall be elected at the
3election at which such referendum is held if otherwise so
4provided by law. In such cases, the election of the initial
5officers shall be subject to the referendum.
6    Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of
7officials established in this Article, any community college
8district which becomes effective by operation of law pursuant
9to Section 6-6.1 of the Public Community College Act, as now or
10hereafter amended, shall elect the initial district board
11members at the next regularly scheduled election following the
12effective date of the new district.
13    (g) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, if in
14any precinct there are no offices or public questions required
15to be on the ballot under this Code then no election shall be
16held in the precinct on that date.
17    (h) There may be conducted a referendum in accordance with
18the provisions of Division 6-4 of the Counties Code.
19(Source: P.A. 89-5, eff. 1-1-96; 89-95, eff. 1-1-96; 89-626,
20eff. 8-9-96; 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)
21    (10 ILCS 5/2A-48)  (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-48)
22    Sec. 2A-48. Board of School Directors and Board of
23Education - Member - Time of Election. A member of a Board of
24School Directors or a member of an elected Board of Education,
25as the case may be, shall be elected at each consolidated



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1election to succeed each incumbent member whose term ends
2before the following consolidated election. A member of the
3Chicago Board of Education shall be elected at the appropriate
4consolidated primary election to succeed each incumbent member
5whose term expires in the year in which the consolidated
6primary election is held.
7(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)
8    Section 10. The School Code is amended by changing Sections
934-3, 34-4, and 34-13.1 and by adding Sections 34-21.9, 34-4.1
10and 34-4.2 as follows:
11    (105 ILCS 5/34-3)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-3)
12    Sec. 34-3. Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees; new
13Chicago Board of Education; members; term; vacancies.
14    (a) Within 30 days after the effective date of this
15amendatory Act of 1995, the terms of all members of the Chicago
16Board of Education holding office on that date are abolished
17and the Mayor shall appoint, without the consent or approval of
18the City Council, a 5 member Chicago School Reform Board of
19Trustees which shall take office upon the appointment of the
20fifth member. The Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees and
21its members shall serve until, and the terms of all members of
22the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees shall expire on,
23June 30, 1999 or upon the appointment of a new Chicago Board of
24Education as provided in subsection (b), whichever is later.



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1Any vacancy in the membership of the Trustees shall be filled
2through appointment by the Mayor, without the consent or
3approval of the City Council, for the unexpired term. One of
4the members appointed by the Mayor to the Trustees shall be
5designated by the Mayor to serve as President of the Trustees.
6The Mayor shall appoint a full-time, compensated chief
7executive officer, and his or her compensation as such chief
8executive officer shall be determined by the Mayor. The Mayor,
9at his or her discretion, may appoint the President to serve
10simultaneously as the chief executive officer.
11    (b) This subsection (b) applies until May 9, 2023. Within
1230 days before the expiration of the terms of the members of
13the Chicago Reform Board of Trustees as provided in subsection
14(a), a new Chicago Board of Education consisting of 7 members
15shall be appointed by the Mayor to take office on the later of
16July 1, 1999 or the appointment of the seventh member. Three of
17the members initially so appointed under this subsection shall
18serve for terms ending June 30, 2002, 4 of the members
19initially so appointed under this subsection shall serve for
20terms ending June 30, 2003, and each member initially so
21appointed shall continue to hold office until his or her
22successor is appointed and qualified. Thereafter at the
23expiration of the term of any member a successor shall be
24appointed by the Mayor and shall hold office for a term of 4
25years, from July 1 of the year in which the term commences and
26until a successor is appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in



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1the membership of the Chicago Board of Education shall be
2filled through appointment by the Mayor for the unexpired term.
3No appointment to membership on the Chicago Board of Education
4that is made by the Mayor under this subsection shall require
5the approval of the City Council, whether the appointment is
6made for a full term or to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term
7on the Board.
8    (b-5) On May 9, 2023, the terms of all members of the
9Chicago Board of Education appointed under subsection (b) of
10this Section are abolished when the new board, consisting of 15
11members, is elected by the electors of the school district as
12provided in this subsection (b-5) and takes office.
13    Each member shall be elected for a term of 4 years,
14commencing on the second Tuesday in May of the year in which
15the member is elected, and until the member's successor is
16elected and has qualified. For purposes of elections conducted
17pursuant to this subsection (b-5), the City of Chicago shall be
18subdivided into 14 electoral districts for seats on the Chicago
19Board of Education, as provided under Section 34-21.9 of this
20Code. Each district shall be represented by a member, and one
21member shall be elected at large and serve as the president of
22the board.
23    Within 28 days after each board enters office, the board
24shall organize by electing its vice president and fixing a time
25and place for the regular meetings. No less than a majority of
26the board's regular meetings shall take place after regular



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1business hours in order to maximize community participation.
2Upon organizing itself as provided in this subsection (b-5),
3the board shall enter upon the discharge of its duties.
4    Whenever a vacancy in the board occurs, the remaining
5members of the board shall notify the Mayor of that vacancy
6within 5 days after its occurrence and shall proceed to fill
7the vacancy until the next board election, at which election a
8successor shall be elected to serve the remainder of the
9unexpired term. However, if the vacancy occurs with less than
1028 months remaining in the term or if the vacancy occurs less
11than 88 days before the next board election, then the person so
12appointed shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term, and
13no election to fill the vacancy shall be held. The successor
14shall have the same residential and other qualifications as his
15or her predecessor. Should the remaining board members fail to
16act within 45 days after the vacancy occurs, the Mayor shall,
17within 30 days after the remaining members have failed to fill
18the vacancy, fill the vacancy as provided for in this Section.
19Upon the Mayor's failure to fill the vacancy, the vacancy shall
20be filled at the next board election. The successor shall have
21the same residential and other qualifications as his or her
23    (b-10) The board shall elect annually from its number a
24president and vice-president, in such manner and at such time
25as the board determines by its rules. The president elected by
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1elected shall each perform the duties imposed upon his or her
2their respective office by the rules of the board, provided
3that (i) the president shall preside at meetings of the board
4and vote as any other member but have no power of veto, and
5(ii) the vice president shall perform the duties of the
6president if that office is vacant or the president is absent
7or unable to act. The secretary of the board Board shall be
8selected by the board Board and shall be an employee of the
9board Board rather than a member of the board Board,
10notwithstanding subsection (d) of Section 34-3.3. The duties of
11the secretary shall be imposed by the rules of the board Board.
12    (b-15) No member shall have, or be an employee or owner of
13a company that has, a contract with the school district. No
14former officer, member, or employee of the board shall, within
15a period of one year immediately after termination of service
16on the board, knowingly accept employment or receive
17compensation or fees for services from a person or entity if
18the officer, member, or employee, during the year immediately
19preceding termination of service on the board, participated
20personally and substantially in the award of contracts with the
21board or the school district, or the issuance of contract
22change orders with the board or the school district, with a
23cumulative value of $25,000 or more to the person or entity, or
24its parent or subsidiary.
25    (c) The board may appoint a student to the board to serve
26in an advisory capacity. The student member shall serve for a



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1term as determined by the board. The board may not grant the
2student member any voting privileges, but shall consider the
3student member as an advisor. The student member may not
4participate in or attend any executive session of the board.
5(Source: P.A. 94-231, eff. 7-14-05.)
6    (105 ILCS 5/34-4)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-4)
7    Sec. 34-4. Eligibility.
8    (a) To be eligible for election appointment to the board, a
9person shall be a citizen of the United States, shall be a
10registered voter as provided in the Election Code, shall have
11been a resident of the city and the electoral district for at
12least one year 3 years immediately preceding his or her
13election appointment, and shall not be a child sex offender as
14defined in Section 11-9.3 of the Criminal Code of 2012. A
15person is ineligible for election or appointment to the board
16if that person is an employee of the school district. All
17persons eligible for election to the board shall be nominated
18by a petition signed by no less than 250 voters residing within
19the electoral district on a petition in order to be placed on
20the ballot, except that persons eligible for election to the
21board at large shall be nominated by a petition signed by no
22less than 2,500 voters residing within the city.
23    Permanent removal from the city by any member of the board
24during his or her term of office constitutes a resignation
25therefrom and creates a vacancy in the board. Board Except for



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1the President of the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees
2who may be paid compensation for his or her services as chief
3executive officer as determined by the Mayor as provided in
4subsection (a) of Section 34-3, board members shall serve
5without any compensation; provided, that board members shall be
6reimbursed for expenses incurred while in the performance of
7their duties upon submission of proper receipts or upon
8submission of a signed voucher in the case of an expense
9allowance evidencing the amount of such reimbursement or
10allowance to the president of the board for verification and
11approval. Board members The board of education may continue to
12provide health care insurance coverage, employer pension
13contributions, employee pension contributions, and life
14insurance premium payments for an employee required to resign
15from an administrative, teaching, or career service position in
16order to qualify as a member of the board of education. They
17shall not hold other public office under the Federal, State or
18any local government other than that of Director of the
19Regional Transportation Authority, member of the economic
20development commission of a city having a population exceeding
21500,000, notary public or member of the National Guard, and by
22accepting any such office while members of the board, or by not
23resigning any such office held at the time of being elected
24appointed to the board within 30 days after such election
25appointment, shall be deemed to have vacated their membership
26in the board.



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1(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
2    (105 ILCS 5/34-4.1 new)
3    Sec. 34-4.1. Nomination petitions. In addition to the
4requirements of the general election law, the form of petitions
5under Section 34-4 of this Code shall be substantially as
9    To the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of
11    We the undersigned, being (.... or more) of the voters
12residing within said district, hereby petition that .... who
13resides at .... in the City of Chicago shall be a candidate for
14the office of .... of the board of education (full term)
15(vacancy) to be voted for at the election to be held on (insert
17    Name: .................. Address: ...................
18    In the designation of the name of a candidate on a petition
19for nomination, the candidate's given name or names, initial or
20initials, a nickname by which the candidate is commonly known,
21or a combination thereof may be used in addition to the
22candidate's surname. If a candidate has changed his or her
23name, whether by a statutory or common law procedure in
24Illinois or any other jurisdiction, within 3 years before the
25last day for filing the petition, then (i) the candidate's name



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1on the petition must be followed by "formerly known as (list
2all prior names during the 3-year period) until name changed on
3(list date of each such name change)" and (ii) the petition
4must be accompanied by the candidate's affidavit stating the
5candidate's previous names during the period specified in
6clause (i) and the date or dates each of those names was
7changed; failure to meet these requirements shall be grounds
8for denying certification of the candidate's name for the
9ballot, but these requirements do not apply to name changes
10resulting from adoption to assume an adoptive parent's or
11parents' surname, marriage to assume a spouse's surname, or
12dissolution of marriage or declaration of invalidity of
13marriage to assume a former surname. No other designation, such
14as a political slogan, as defined by Section 7-17 of the
15Election Code, title or degree, or nickname suggesting or
16implying possession of a title, degree or professional status,
17or similar information may be used in connection with the
18candidate's surname.
19    All petitions for the nomination of members of a board of
20education shall be filed with the board of election
21commissioners of the jurisdiction in which the principal office
22of the school district is located within the time provided for
23by the general election law. The board of election
24commissioners shall receive and file only those petitions that
25include a statement of candidacy, the required number of voter
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1circulator, and a receipt from the County Clerk showing that
2the candidate has filed a statement of economic interest on or
3before the last day to file as required by the Illinois
4Governmental Ethics Act. The board of election commissioners
5may have petition forms available for issuance to potential
6candidates and may give notice of the petition filing period by
7publication in a newspaper of general circulation within the
8school district not less than 10 days prior to the first day of
9filing. The board of election commissioners shall make
10certification to the proper election authorities in accordance
11with the general election law.
12    The board of election commissioners of the jurisdiction in
13which the principal office of the school district is located
14shall notify the candidates for whom a petition for nomination
15is filed or the appropriate committee of the obligations under
16Article 9 of the Election Code. Such notice shall be given on a
17form prescribed by the State Board of Elections and in
18accordance with the requirements of the general election law.
19The board of election commissioners shall within 7 days of
20filing or on the last day for filing, whichever is earlier,
21acknowledge to the petitioner in writing the office's
22acceptance of the petition.
23    A candidate for membership on the board of education who
24has petitioned for nomination to fill a full term and to fill a
25vacant term to be voted upon at the same election must withdraw
26his or her petition for nomination from either the full term or



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1the vacant term by written declaration.
2    Nomination petitions are not valid unless the candidate
3named therein files with the board of election commissioners a
4receipt from the county clerk showing that the candidate has
5filed a statement of economic interests as required by the
6Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Such receipt shall be so
7filed either previously during the calendar year in which his
8or her nomination papers were filed or within the period for
9the filing of nomination papers in accordance with the general
10election law.
11    (105 ILCS 5/34-4.2 new)
12    Sec. 34-4.2. Ballots. The board of election commissioners
13of the jurisdiction in which the principal office of the school
14district is located shall conduct a lottery to determine the
15ballot order of candidates for full terms in the event of any
16simultaneous petition filings. Such candidate lottery shall be
17conducted as follows:
18    All petitions filed by persons waiting in line as of 8:00
19a.m. on the first day for filing, or as of the normal opening
20hour of the office involved on such day, shall be deemed
21simultaneously filed as of 8:00 a.m. or the normal opening
22hour, as the case may be. Petitions filed by mail and received
23after midnight of the first day for filing and in the first
24mail delivery or pickup of that day shall be deemed
25simultaneously filed as of 8:00 a.m. of that day or as of the



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1normal opening hour of such day, as the case may be. All
2petitions received thereafter shall be deemed filed in the
3order of actual receipt. However, 2 or more petitions filed
4within the last hour of the filing deadline shall be deemed
5filed simultaneously.
6    Where 2 or more petitions are received simultaneously for
7the same office as of 8:00 a.m. on the first day for petition
8filing or as of the normal opening hour of the office of the
9board of election commissioners with whom such petitions are
10filed, the board of election commissioners shall break ties and
11determine the order of filing by means of a lottery or other
12fair and impartial method of random selection. Such lottery
13shall be conducted within 9 days following the last day for
14petition filing and shall be open to the public. Seven days
15written notice of the time and place of conducting such random
16selection shall be given by the board of election commissioners
17to all candidates who filed their petitions simultaneously and
18to each organization of citizens within the election
19jurisdiction that was entitled, under the general election law,
20at the next preceding election, to have poll watchers present
21on the day of election. The board of election commissioners
22shall post in a conspicuous, open, and public place, at the
23entrance of his or her office, notice of the time and place of
24such lottery.
25    All candidates shall be certified in the order in which
26their petitions have been filed and in the manner prescribed by



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1Section 10-15 of the Election Code. Where candidates have filed
2simultaneously, they shall be certified in the order prescribed
3by this Section and prior to candidates who filed for the same
4office at a later time.
5    Where elections are conducted for unexpired terms, a second
6lottery to determine ballot order shall be conducted for
7candidates who simultaneously file petitions for such
8unexpired terms. Such lottery shall be conducted in the same
9manner as prescribed by this Section for full term candidates.
10    Ballots for the election of school officers shall be in the
11following form:
13    Ballot position for candidates shall be determined by the
14order of petition filing or lottery held pursuant to this
16    The school district is divided into 14 electoral districts,
17each of which elects one member to the board of education and
18votes on one member to serve at-large.)
DISTRICT ....... (1 through 14)
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DISTRICT ....... (1 through 14)
(Precinct name or number)
School District No. ......, ........... County, Illinois
Election Tuesday (insert date)
(facsimile signature of Election Authority)

18    (105 ILCS 5/34-13.1)
19    Sec. 34-13.1. Inspector General.
20    (a) The Inspector General and his office in existence on
21the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 shall be
22transferred to the jurisdiction of the board upon appointment
23of the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees. The Inspector
24General shall have the authority to conduct investigations into
25allegations of or incidents of waste, fraud, and financial



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1mismanagement in public education within the jurisdiction of
2the board by a local school council member or an employee,
3contractor, or member of the board or involving school projects
4managed or handled by the Public Building Commission. The
5Inspector General shall make recommendations to the board about
6the investigations. The Inspector General in office on the
7effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996 shall serve for a
8term expiring on June 30, 1998. His or her successors in office
9shall each be appointed by the Mayor, without the consent or
10approval of the City Council, for 4 year terms expiring on June
1130th of an even numbered year; however, beginning on May 9,
122023, successors shall be appointed by the board instead of the
13Mayor. If the Inspector General leaves office or if a vacancy
14in that office otherwise occurs, the Mayor shall appoint,
15without the consent or approval of the City Council, a
16successor to serve under this Section for the remainder of the
17unexpired term; however, beginning on May 9, 2023, successors
18shall be appointed by the board instead of the Mayor. The
19Inspector General shall be independent of the operations of the
20board and the School Finance Authority, and shall perform other
21duties requested by the board.
22    (b) The Inspector General shall have access to all
23information and personnel necessary to perform the duties of
24the office. If the Inspector General determines that a possible
25criminal act has been committed or that special expertise is
26required in the investigation, he or she shall immediately



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1notify the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County
2State's Attorney. All investigations conducted by the
3Inspector General shall be conducted in a manner that ensures
4the preservation of evidence for use in criminal prosecutions.
5    (c) At all times the Inspector General shall be granted
6access to any building or facility that is owned, operated, or
7leased by the board, the Public Building Commission, or the
8city in trust and for the use and benefit of the schools of the
10    (d) The Inspector General shall have the power to subpoena
11witnesses and compel the production of books and papers
12pertinent to an investigation authorized by this Code. Any
13person who (1) fails to appear in response to a subpoena; (2)
14fails to answer any question; (3) fails to produce any books or
15papers pertinent to an investigation under this Code; or (4)
16knowingly gives false testimony during an investigation under
17this Code, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
18    (e) The Inspector General shall provide to the board and
19the Illinois General Assembly a summary of reports and
20investigations made under this Section for the previous fiscal
21year no later than January 1 of each year, except that the
22Inspector General shall provide the summary of reports and
23investigations made under this Section for the period
24commencing July 1, 1998 and ending April 30, 1999 no later than
25May 1, 1999. The summaries shall detail the final disposition
26of those recommendations. The summaries shall not contain any



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1confidential or identifying information concerning the
2subjects of the reports and investigations. The summaries shall
3also include detailed recommended administrative actions and
4matters for consideration by the General Assembly.
5    (f) (Blank).
6    (g) (Blank).
7(Source: P.A. 89-15, eff. 5-30-95; 89-698, eff. 1-14-97.)
8    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.9 new)
9    Sec. 34-21.9. Creation of electoral districts;
10reapportionment of districts.
11    (a) For purposes of elections conducted pursuant to
12subsection (b-5) of Section 34-3 of this Code, the Chicago City
13Council shall subdivide the City of Chicago into 20 electoral
14districts after the effective date of this amendatory Act of
15the 100th General Assembly for seats on the Chicago Board of
16Education. The electoral districts must be drawn on or before
17May 31, 2022. Each district must be compact, contiguous, and
18substantially equal in population.
19    (b) In the year following each decennial census, the
20Chicago Board of Education shall redistrict the electoral
21districts to reflect the results of the decennial census
22consistent with the requirements in subsection (a) of this
23Section. The reapportionment plan shall be completed and
24formally approved by the Chicago Board of Education not less
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1filing of nominating petitions for the second school board
2election after the decennial census year. If by reapportionment
3a board member no longer resides within the electoral district
4from which the member was elected, the member shall continue to
5serve in office until the expiration of the member's regular
6term. All new members shall be elected from the electoral
7districts as reapportioned.
8    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
9becoming law.