(65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-20)
    Sec. 3.1-20-20. Aldermen; restrict or reinstate number.
    (a) In a city of less than 100,000 inhabitants, a proposition to restrict the number of aldermen to one-half of the total authorized by Section 3.1-20-10, with one alderman representing each ward, shall be certified by the city clerk to the proper election authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law, if a petition requesting that action is signed by electors of the city numbering not less than 10% of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor of the city and the petition is filed with the city clerk.
    The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
        Shall (name of city) restrict the number of aldermen
    
to (state number) (one-half of the total authorized by Section 3.1-20-10 of the Illinois Municipal Code), with one alderman representing each ward?
    If a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, all existing aldermanic terms shall expire as of the date of the next regular aldermanic election, at which time a full complement of aldermen shall be elected for the full term.
    (b) In a city of less than 100,000 inhabitants, a proposition to restrict the number of aldermen to one alderman per ward, with one alderman representing each ward, plus an additional number of aldermen not to exceed the number of wards in the city to be elected at large, shall be certified by the city clerk to the proper election authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law, if a petition requesting that action is signed by electors of the city numbering not less than 10% of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor of the city and the petition is filed with the city clerk.
    The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
        Shall (name of city) restrict the number of aldermen
    
to (number), with one alderman representing each ward, plus an additional (number) alderman (aldermen) to be elected at large?
    If a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, all existing aldermanic terms shall expire as of the date of the next regular aldermanic election, at which time a full complement of aldermen shall be elected for the full term.
    (c) In a city of less than 100,000 inhabitants where a proposition under subsection (a) or (b) has been successful, a proposition to reinstate the number of aldermen in accordance with Section 3.1-20-10 shall be certified by the city clerk to the proper election authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law, if a petition requesting that action has been signed by electors of the city numbering not less than 10% of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor of the city and the petition has been filed with the city clerk.
    The election authority must submit the proposition in substantially the following form:
        Shall (name of city) reinstate the number of aldermen
    
to (number of aldermen allowed by Section 3.1-20-10)?
The election authority must record the votes as "Yes" or "No".
    If a majority of the electors voting on the proposition vote in the affirmative, then, if the restriction in the number of aldermen has taken effect, all existing aldermanic terms shall expire as of the date of the next regular aldermanic election, at which time a full complement of aldermen shall be elected for the full term and thereafter terms shall be determined in accordance with Section 3.1-20-35.
(Source: P.A. 92-727, eff. 7-25-02.)