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65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-70
(65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-70)
(from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-70)
Trustees under special Acts.
(a) In every village and
incorporated town incorporated and
existing under any special Act that, before June 4, 1909, pursuant to
any special Act, annually elected members of its legislative body, the
electors in the village or incorporated town, instead of the legislative
body now provided for by law,
shall elect 6 trustees. They shall hold their offices until their
respective successors are elected and have qualified. At the first meeting
of this board of 6 trustees, the terms of office of the trustees shall be
staggered, and thereafter shall be for the same length of time as provided
for alderpersons in Section 3.1-20-35.
(b) The electors of the village or incorporated town may, however, adopt
a 2 year term for their trustees as provided in Section 3.1-10-65. If this 2
year term is adopted, then at the next general municipal election in the
adopting village or incorporated town, 3 trustees shall be elected, and they
shall hold their offices for terms of one year each. In the next succeeding
year, and in each year thereafter, 3 trustees shall be elected in the
adopting village or incorporated town, and they shall hold their offices
for terms of 2 years each.
(c) A village or incorporated town that, before January 1, 1942, has
adopted a 2 year term for its trustees and is now electing 3 trustees each
year shall continue to elect 3 trustees each year for a term of 2 years
each. A village or incorporated town that, before January 1, 1942,
has adopted a 2 year term for its trustees but is not now electing 3
trustees each year shall elect 3 trustees at the next general municipal
election in that municipality, and they shall hold their offices for terms
of one year each. In the next succeeding year, and in each year thereafter,
3 trustees shall be elected, and they shall hold their offices for terms of
2 years each.
(d) This Section shall not apply to or change the method of election of the
members of the legislative body of incorporated towns that have superseded
(Source: P.A. 102-15, eff. 6-17-21.)