(70 ILCS 605/4-3)
(from Ch. 42, par. 4-3)
Qualifications of Commissioners.
No person shall be appointed
or elected commissioner of a district who is not an adult resident of
Illinois. Neither shall any person be appointed or elected commissioner of
a district who does not own land in the district unless (a) the court in
election districts or the appointing authority in other districts finds it
to be in the best interests of the district that the requirement of
ownership of land in the district be waived or (b) the selection of
commissioners is by appointment and a majority of the adult landowners
owning a majority of the area embraced in the district have duly petitioned
the appropriate appointing authority to allow the appointment as
commissioner of an individual who does not own land in the district.
(Source: P.A. 86-297.)