(70 ILCS 705/14.07)
(from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 34.07)
Upon the organization of the consolidated district, the duties of
trustees and other officers of each district consolidated therein shall
cease. If a consolidated district is wholly contained within a single
the trustees for the consolidated
district shall be appointed by the
presiding officer of the county board with the advice and consent of the
county board. If the consolidated district lies in more than one county, the
number of trustees who are residents of a county shall be in proportion,
as nearly as practicable, to the number of residents of the district who reside in that
county in relation to the total population of the district.
Upon the expiration of the term of a trustee who is in
office on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1975, the
successor shall be a resident of whichever county is
entitled to such representation in order to bring about the
proportional representation required herein, and he shall be
appointed by the county board of that county, or in the case
of a home rule county as defined by Article VII, Section 6 of
the Constitution of 1970, the chief executive officer of that
county, with the advice and consent of the county board.
Thereafter, each trustee shall be succeeded by a resident
of the same county who shall be appointed by the same
appointing authority; however, the provisions of the
preceding paragraph shall apply to the appointment of the
successor to each trustee who is in office at the time of the
publication of each decennial Federal census of population.
The appropriate appointing authority shall appoint 3 trustees of the consolidated
within 60 days after the entry of the order consolidating the districts.
The trustees shall be electors in the consolidated district,
provided not more than one of them shall be from any city or village or
in the district unless such city or village or incorporated town shall have
more than 50% of the population in the district according to last preceding
Federal Census in which are included two or more cities or villages or
towns. The trustees shall hold such terms of offices and shall have
such powers and qualifications as is provided for trustees under
Section 4 of "An Act in relation to fire protection districts".
(Source: P.A. 79-318; 79-855; 79-1454.)