(70 ILCS 5/17) (from Ch. 15 1/2, par. 68.17)
    Sec. 17. Dissolution of an authority. In case any Airport Authority has not become or has ceased to be the owner of an airport and has fully discharged all of its debts and obligations or has arranged for the assumption thereof by any other public agency, it may be dissolved in the manner following:
    Its board of commissioners shall adopt an ordinance finding and determining that the foregoing conditions exist and that the public interest does not require continuation of the Authority. A certified copy of such ordinance shall be delivered to the Department of Transportation and if the department shall find and determine that the facts stated in the ordinance are true it shall so certify to the board of commissioners of the Authority. Thereupon the ordinance and certificate shall be published once in a daily or weekly newspaper or newspapers of general circulation within the Authority and, if there be no such newspaper, such ordinance and certificate shall be posted in ten of the most public places in the Authority. Such publication or posting of the ordinance shall include a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting the submission to the electors of the question of the dissolution of the Authority; (2) the time in which such petition must be filed; and
    (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The secretary of the Board shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one. Unless a petition shall be filed with the board within 30 days after such publication or posting containing the signatures of voters equal in number to 10% or more of the total number of registered voters in the territory of the Authority requesting that the question of the dissolution of the Authority be submitted to an election, the Authority shall be deemed to be dissolved at the expiration of the thirty day period. If such a petition is filed then the question of the dissolution of the Authority shall be certified to the proper election officials, who shall submit the question to the electors of the Authority at an election in accordance with the general election law.
    The question shall be in substantially the following form:
    "Shall the....                    YES
Airport Authority               ------------------------------
be dissolved?"                        NO
    The result of the election shall be entered upon the corporate records of the Authority.
    If a majority of the ballots cast on the question are marked "yes" the Authority shall be dissolved. But if a majority of the ballots on the question are marked "no", the corporate authorities shall proceed with the affairs of the Authority as though the dissolution ordinance had never been adopted, and, in such case, the question shall not again be considered for a period of two years. When the business and affairs of any such Authority have been closed up after the dissolution thereof such fact shall be certified by the chairman of its board of commissioners to the county clerk and recorder of the county or counties in which the Authority was situated and to the Secretary of State.
(Source: P.A. 87-767.)