(65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-35)
(from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-35)
Aldermen under minority representation plan.
district under a minority representation plan shall be entitled to 3 aldermen.
Aldermen shall hold their offices for 4 years and until their successors have
been elected and qualified, except in cities that have adopted a 2 year term
under Section 3.1-10-65. There shall be elected in each district as many
aldermen as the district is entitled to. In all of these elections for
aldermen, each elector may cast as many votes as there are aldermen to be
elected in the elector's district, or may distribute his or her votes, or equal
parts of the votes, among the candidates as the elector sees fit. The candidate
highest in votes is elected if only one alderman is elected; the candidates
highest and next highest in votes are elected if only 2 aldermen are elected;
and the 3 highest candidates in votes are elected when 3 aldermen are elected.
Vacancies shall be filled as provided in Sections 3.1-10-50 and 3.1-10-55 by
either interim election or appointment. An appointment to fill a vacancy shall
be made within 60 days after the vacancy occurs. The requirement that an
appointment be made within 60 days is an exclusive power and function of the
State and is a denial and limitation under Article VII, Section 6, subsection
(h) of the Illinois Constitution of the power of a home rule municipality to
require that an appointment be made within a different period after the vacancy
(Source: P.A. 87-1052; 87-1119; 88-45.)