(70 ILCS 2105/5) (from Ch. 42, par. 387)
    Sec. 5.
    Whenever a vacancy in said board of trustees occurs, either by death, resignation, refusal to qualify or for any other reason, the appropriate appointing authority may fill such vacancy by appointment; and such person, so appointed shall qualify for office in the manner hereinbefore stated and shall thereupon assume the duties of the office for the unexpired term to which such person was appointed.
(Source: P.A. 77-681.)