(70 ILCS 920/1) (from Ch. 23, par. 1701)
    Sec. 1. Any area of contiguous territory lying wholly within one county but entirely outside the corporate limits of any city or village which has adopted Division 29 of Article 11 of the "Illinois Municipal Code", approved May 29, 1961, as amended, may be incorporated as a tuberculosis sanitarium district in the following manner, to wit:
    Any 100 legal voters residing within the limits of such proposed district may petition the circuit court for the county in which such proposed district lies, to cause the question to be submitted to the legal voters of such proposed district whether or not it shall be organized as a tuberculosis sanitarium district under this Act. Such petition shall be addressed to the court and shall contain a definite description of the territory intended to be embraced in such district, and the name of such district. Upon the filing of such petition in the office of the clerk of the court of the county in which such territory is situated, it shall be the duty of such court to fix a day and hour for the public consideration thereof, which shall not be less than 15 days after the filing of such petition. Such court shall cause a notice of the time and place of such public consideration to be published 3 successive days in some newspaper having a general circulation in the territory proposed to be placed in such district. The date of the last publication of such notice shall not be less than 5 days prior to the time set for such public hearing. At the time and place fixed for such public hearing the court shall sit and hear any resident or person owning property in such proposed district who desires to be heard, and if the court finds that all of the provisions of this Act have been complied with, it shall cause to be entered of record, an order fixing and defining the boundaries and the name of such proposed district in accordance with the prayer of the petition. In the event that any other petition or petitions for the organization of a tuberculosis sanitarium district or districts in the same county shall be filed under this Act before the time fixed for the public hearing of the first petition, the court shall postpone the public consideration of the first petition so that the hearing of all said petitions shall be set for the same day and hour.
    Should 2 or more petitions be filed under this Act and come on for hearing at the same time and it shall be found by the court that any of the territory embraced in any one of said petitions is included in or contiguous with the territory embraced in any other petition or petitions, the court may include all of the territory described in such petitions in one district and shall fix the name proposed in the petition first filed as the name for said district. After the entry of the order fixing and defining the boundaries and the name of such proposed district, it shall be the duty of the clerk of the circuit court to certify the order and the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the proposition to the voters at an election in accordance with the general election law. In addition to the requirements of the general election law, the notice of the referendum shall contain a definite description of the territory intended to be embraced in such district, and the name of such district.
(Source: P.A. 83-343.)