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(70 ILCS 2605/3)
(from Ch. 42, par. 322)
The corporate authority of the Sanitary District of Chicago shall
consist of nine trustees. Such trustees shall be elected for staggered
terms at the election provided by the general election law. Three trustees
shall be elected at each such election to succeed the 3 trustees whose terms
expire in such year.
Such trustees shall take office on the first Tuesday after the first Monday
in the month following the month of their election and shall hold their
offices for six years and until their successors shall be elected and qualified.
In all elections for trustees each elector may vote for as many candidates
as there are trustees to be elected, but no elector may give to such candidates
more than one vote, it being the intent and purpose of this Act to prohibit
cumulative voting in the selection of members of the board of the sanitary district.
The election of trustees shall be in accordance with the provisions of
the general election law.
By reason of the importance and character of the services performed by
the sanitary district, there is a great need and it is in the public interest
that such services be performed in as near a non-partisan character as possible.
When a vacancy exists in the office of trustees of any sanitary district
organized under the provisions hereof, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment
by the Governor until the next regular election at which trustees of the
Sanitary District of Chicago are elected, and thereafter until a successor
shall be elected and qualified.
Such sanitary district shall from the time of the first election held by
it under this Act be construed in all courts to be
a body corporate and politic, and by the name and style of the sanitary
district of...., and by such name and style may sue and be sued, contract
and be contracted with, acquire and hold real estate and personal property
necessary for corporate purposes,
and adopt a common seal and alter the same at pleasure.
The board of trustees shall have the power to change the name of the Sanitary
District of Chicago by ordinance and public notice without impairing the
legal status of acts theretofore performed by said district. Thereafter
any and all references to the Sanitary District of Chicago in this Act or
otherwise shall mean and include the name under which such sanitary district
is then operating. No rights, duties or privilege of such a sanitary district,
or those of any person, existing before the change of name shall be affected
by a change, in the name of a sanitary district. All proceedings pending
in any court in favor of or against such sanitary district may continue
to final consummation under the name in which they were commenced.
(Source: P.A. 83-345.)