(65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-75) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-75)
    Sec. 3.1-10-75. Referendum to lengthen terms.
    (a) In any municipality of less than 500,000 inhabitants that, under Section 3.1-10-65, has voted to shorten the terms of elective officers, a proposition to lengthen the terms of the elective officers of the municipality from 2 years to 4 years may be submitted, within the discretion of the corporate authorities, to the electors of the municipality. The proposition shall be certified by the municipal clerk to the appropriate election authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall also be submitted at an election if a petition requesting that action is signed by electors of the municipality numbering not less than 10% of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor or president of the municipality and the petition is filed with the municipal clerk. The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
        Shall the term of the elective officers of (name of
    
municipality) be lengthened from 2 years to 4 years?
    (b) If a majority of the electors voting on the proposition vote against it, the terms of the officers shall remain 2 years. If, however, a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, the officers elected at the next regular election for officers in the municipality shall hold their offices for a term of 4 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified, except in the case of trustees and aldermen. In the case of aldermen and trustees: (i) if the first election for aldermen or trustees, after approval of the proposition, occurs in an even numbered year, the aldermen or trustees elected in that even numbered year shall serve for terms of 3 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified, the terms for successors to those elected at the first even numbered year election shall be 4 years and until successors are elected and have qualified, the aldermen or trustees elected at the first odd numbered year election next following the first even numbered year election shall serve for terms of 4 years and until successors are elected and have qualified, and successors elected after the first odd numbered year shall also serve 4 year terms and until their successors are elected and have qualified and (ii) if the first election for aldermen or trustees, after approval of the proposition, occurs in an odd numbered year, the aldermen or trustees elected in that odd numbered year shall serve for terms of 4 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified, the terms for successors to those elected at the first odd numbered year election shall be for 4 years and until successors are elected and have qualified, the aldermen or trustees elected at the first even numbered year election next following the first odd numbered year election shall serve for terms of one year and until their successors are elected and have qualified, and the terms for successors to those elected at the first odd numbered year election shall be 4 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)