(65 ILCS 20/21-22)
(from Ch. 24, par. 21-22)
General election for aldermen; vacancies.
(a) A general election for aldermen shall be held in the year 1943 and every
4 years thereafter, at which one alderman shall be elected from each of the 50
wards provided for by this Article. The aldermen elected shall serve for a
term of 4 years beginning at noon on the third Monday in May following
the election of city officers, and until their successors are elected and have
qualified. All elections for aldermen shall be in accordance with the
provisions of law in force and operative in the City of Chicago for such
elections at the time the elections are held.
(b) Vacancies occurring in the office of alderman shall be filled in the
manner prescribed for filling vacancies in Section 3.1-10-51 of the Illinois
Municipal Code. An appointment to fill a vacancy shall be made within 60 days
after the vacancy occurs. The requirement that an appointment be made within
60 days is an exclusive power and function of the State and is a denial and
limitation under Article VII, Section 6, subsection (h) of the Illinois
Constitution of the power of a home rule municipality to require that an
appointment be made within a different period after the vacancy occurs.
(Source: P.A. 95-1041, eff. 3-25-09.)