(70 ILCS 705/12) (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 32)
    Sec. 12. Any fire protection district incorporated under this Act may borrow money for corporate purposes and may issue bonds therefor, but shall not become indebted in any manner, or for any purpose, to an amount in the aggregate to exceed 5.75% on the valuation of taxable property therein to be ascertained by the last assessment for State and County taxes previous to the incurring of such indebtedness or until January 1, 1983, if greater, the sum that is produced by multiplying the district's 1978 equalized assessed valuation by the debt limitation percentage in effect on January 1, 1979. Whenever the board of trustees of such district desires to issue bonds hereunder they shall order the question to be submitted at an election to be held in such district and shall certify the proposition and their order to the proper election officials who shall submit the question in accordance with the general election law. The notice of such referendum shall state the amount of bonds to be issued. The result of the referendum shall be entered upon the records of the district. If it shall appear that a majority of all valid votes cast on the proposition are in favor of the issue of said bonds, the board of trustees shall order and direct the execution of the bonds for and on behalf of said district. All bonds issued hereunder shall mature in not exceeding 20 annual installments. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall bonds of.... Fire            YES
Protection District in the amount  ---------------------------
of.... be issued?                      NO
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)