(70 ILCS 1820/33)
(from Ch. 19, par. 883)
If there is territory contiguous to the District which has
no legal voters residing therein, a petition to annex such territory, signed
by all the owners of record of such territory may be filed with the circuit
court for the county in which the major part of the District is situated.
A time and place for a hearing on the subject of the petition shall be fixed
and notice thereof shall be given in the manner provided in Section 32.
At such hearing any owner of land in the territory proposed to be annexed,
the District and any resident of the District may appear and be heard touching
on the sufficiency of the petition. If the court finds that the petition
satisfies the requirements of this Section it shall enter an order stating
that thenceforth such territory shall be an integral part of the Jackson-Union
Counties Regional Port District and subject to all of the benefits of service
and responsibilities, including the assumption of a proportionate share
of the general obligation bonded indebtedness, if any, of the District.
The circuit clerk shall transmit a certified copy of the order of the court
to the circuit clerk of any other county in which the annexed territory is situated.
(Source: P.A. 79-1475.)