(70 ILCS 2005/2) (from Ch. 85, par. 6852)
    Sec. 2. Any contiguous territory having a population of not less than 300 inhabitants and no part of which is already included in a rescue squad district, and no part of which is located in a fire protection district that provides rescue services, may be organized as a rescue squad district as provided in this Act.
    Any 5% of the legal voters within the limits of the proposed rescue squad district may petition the circuit court for the county in which the territory lies to order the question whether the territory shall be organized as a rescue squad district under this Act to be submitted to the legal voters of the territory, but every petition shall be signed by at least 25 legal voters residing within the territory proposed to be organized as a rescue squad district, and in case the territory includes more than one city, village or incorporated town, or any portions thereof, or includes one or more cities, villages or incorporated towns, or any portion thereof, and territory not a part of any city, village or incorporated town, then the petition must be signed by at least 5% of the legal voters residing in each of those cities, villages, or incorporated towns, or portions thereof, and by at least 5% of the legal voters residing in the territory not a part of any city, village or incorporated town. The petition shall contain a definite description of the boundaries of the territory proposed to be organized as a rescue squad district, and shall set forth the name of the proposed district, which name shall be The .... Rescue Squad District.
(Source: P.A. 86-916.)