(65 ILCS 5/6-2-2)
(from Ch. 24, par. 6-2-2)
Petition - Submission of proposition.
Electors of any municipality, equal in number to 1/10 the number
of votes cast for all candidates for mayor or president at the last
preceding municipal election for such officer, may petition one of the
circuit judges of the circuit in which that municipality is located to
cause to be submitted to a vote of the electors of that municipality the
proposition whether the municipality shall adopt this article.
Upon submission of such petition the court shall set a date not less
than 10 nor more than 30 days thereafter for a hearing on the
sufficiency thereof. Notice of the filing of such petition and of such
date shall be given in writing to the city or village clerk and to the
mayor or village president at least 7 days before the date of such
If the petition is found sufficient, the judge shall enter an order
directing the submission of the
proposition at the next general municipal election. The clerk of the circuit
court shall certify the proposition to the proper election authority in
accordance with the general election law for submission to the electors.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)