(65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-40) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-40)
    Sec. 3.1-15-40. Staggered elections under minority plans. In all cities that adopt or have adopted the minority representation plan for the election of aldermen and have not already staggered the terms of their aldermen, the city council may provide by ordinance that at any ensuing general municipal election for city officers the aldermen in every alternate district shall be elected for one term of 2 years and, at the expiration of that term of 2 years, for regular terms of 4 years. This Section does not prohibit a city from voting in favor of a 2 year term for city officers as provided in Section 3.1-10-65. The provisions of the general election law shall govern elections under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)