(70 ILCS 2405/3a) (from Ch. 42, par. 302)
    Sec. 3a.
    Whenever a vacancy in the board of trustees shall occur, either from death, resignation, refusal to qualify, or for any other reason, the appropriate appointing authority shall 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. 77-694.)