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70 ILCS 3605/44

    (70 ILCS 3605/44) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 344)
    Sec. 44. This Act may be adopted by any city, village or incorporated town within the metropolitan area in the following manner: The city council of any city, or the president and board of trustees of any village or incorporated town, by ordinance, may direct that the question of the adoption of this Act be submitted to the electors at any regular election. The clerk of such municipality shall promptly certify the passage of such ordinance and the proposition to the proper election officials and thereupon it shall be the duty of the election officials to submit the question to popular vote. Public notice of the referendum shall be given in the manner provided by the general election law. If a majority of those voting on the question vote in the affirmative thereon, this Act shall be adopted in that city, village or incorporated town. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall "An Act to create a municipal
corporation for public ownership and           YES
operation of a transportation system in    -------------------
the metropolitan area of Cook County"          NO
be adopted?
The result of said election shall be certified to the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)