(65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-35) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-35)
    Sec. 3.1-20-35. Determining terms.
    (a) Aldermen elected at the first election for city officers after the election of aldermen for the initial terms provided for in Section 2-2-11 shall draw lots to determine which aldermen in each ward shall hold office for a 4 year term, and until a successor is elected and has qualified, and which aldermen in each ward shall hold office for a 2 year term, and until a successor is elected and has qualified. All aldermen thereafter elected shall hold office for a term of 4 years, and until their successors are elected and have qualified, except in cities that adopt a 2 year term under Section 3.1-10-65 and except as otherwise provided in Section 3.1-20-20.
    (b) If a city that has had the minority representation plan has voted not to retain the plan, then at the first election for city officers following the vote 2 aldermen shall be elected from each ward in the city and their terms shall be staggered in the manner set forth in subsection (a). The tenure of these aldermen and their successors shall be the same as that stated in subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)