(10 ILCS 5/8-17)
(from Ch. 46, par. 8-17)
The death of any candidate prior to, or on, the date of the primary
shall not affect the canvass of the ballots.
If the result of such
canvass discloses that such candidate, if he had lived, would have been
nominated, such candidate shall be declared nominated.
In the event that a candidate of a party who has been nominated under
the provisions of this Article shall die before election (whether death
occurs prior to, or on, or after, the date of the primary) or decline
the nomination or should the nomination for any other reason become
vacant, the legislative or representative committee of such party for
such district shall
nominate a candidate of such party to fill such vacancy.
However, if there
was no candidate for the nomination of the party in the primary,
no candidate of that party for that
office may be listed on the ballot at the general election, unless the
legislative or representative committee of the party nominates a candidate
to fill the vacancy in nomination within 75 days after the date of the
general primary election.
nomination occurring under this Article shall be filled by the appropriate
legislative or representative committee in accordance with the provisions
of Section 7-61 of this Code. In proceedings to fill the vacancy in
nomination, the voting strength of the members of the legislative or
representative committee shall be as provided in Section 8-6.
(Source: P.A. 96-1008, eff. 7-6-10.)