(70 ILCS 2005/15)
(from Ch. 85, par. 6865)
The owner or owners of record of any area of land consisting
of one or more tracts lying within the corporate limits of a rescue squad
district may have the area disconnected from the district as provided in this Section.
The owner or owners of record of the tract or tracts of land shall
file a petition in the circuit court of the county in which the district
was organized alleging facts in support of disconnection, including the
(1) That the tract or tracts involved are located
upon the border of the district.
(2) That disconnection will not result in the
isolation of any part of the district from the remainder of the district.
(3) That disconnection will not destroy or impair the
effectiveness of the district in the performance of its lawful functions.
(4) That disconnection will not jeopardize the
financial position of the district.
(5) That disconnection will not adversely affect the
public health and welfare.
(6) That rescue services are provided by a fire
protection district or other unit of local government.
The district from which disconnection is sought shall
be made a defendant, and it or any taxpayer residing in the district may
appear and defend against the petition.
The court shall set the petition for hearing on a date not less than 30
days after the filing of the petition.
If the court finds that the allegations of the petition are true and
that the area of land is entitled to disconnection, it shall order the
specified land disconnected from the district and
thereupon that land shall cease to be a part of the district. The land
shall not, however, be relieved from any bonded indebtedness of the
district previously created as to that land's proportionate share.
The decision of the court is
appealable as in other civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 86-916.)