(65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-70) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-70)
    Sec. 3.1-25-70. Trustees under special Acts.
    (a) In every village and incorporated town incorporated and existing under any special Act that, before June 4, 1909, pursuant to any special Act, annually elected members of its legislative body, the electors in the village or incorporated town, instead of the legislative body now provided for by law, shall elect 6 trustees. They shall hold their offices until their respective successors are elected and have qualified. At the first meeting of this board of 6 trustees, the terms of office of the trustees shall be staggered, and thereafter shall be for the same length of time as provided for aldermen in Section 3.1-20-35.
    (b) The electors of the village or incorporated town may, however, adopt a 2 year term for their trustees as provided in Section 3.1-10-65. If this 2 year term is adopted, then at the next general municipal election in the adopting village or incorporated town, 3 trustees shall be elected, and they shall hold their offices for terms of one year each. In the next succeeding year, and in each year thereafter, 3 trustees shall be elected in the adopting village or incorporated town, and they shall hold their offices for terms of 2 years each.
    (c) A village or incorporated town that, before January 1, 1942, has adopted a 2 year term for its trustees and is now electing 3 trustees each year shall continue to elect 3 trustees each year for a term of 2 years each. A village or incorporated town that, before January 1, 1942, has adopted a 2 year term for its trustees but is not now electing 3 trustees each year shall elect 3 trustees at the next general municipal election in that municipality, and they shall hold their offices for terms of one year each. In the next succeeding year, and in each year thereafter, 3 trustees shall be elected, and they shall hold their offices for terms of 2 years each.
    (d) This Section shall not apply to or change the method of election of the members of the legislative body of incorporated towns that have superseded civil townships.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)