(70 ILCS 2805/32f)
(from Ch. 42, par. 443f)
Any ordinance adopted pursuant to the preceding section
shall be published in a newspaper published and having a general
circulation in the district undertaking the project or, if there is no
such newspaper, it shall be posted in at least three of the most public
places in the district.
The publication or posting of the ordinance shall include a notice of
(1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting
that the question of the adoption of the ordinance be submitted to the electors
of the district; (2) the time in which such petition must be filed; and
(3) the date of the prospective referendum. The Clerk of the district shall
provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
If no petition for a referendum is filed with the Clerk of the
district within 30 after such publication or posting, then,
at the expiration of said 30 days, the ordinance shall be in
full force and effect. If, however, within said period of 30
days a petition is filed with the clerk, signed by a number of the legal
voters within the district equal to 10% or more of the registered
voters within the district, asking that the question of acquiring,
constructing, purchasing, improving or extending the waterworks, and the
issuance of revenue bonds therefor, as provided in the ordinance, be
submitted to the electors of the district, the trustees shall certify such
question to the proper election officials, who shall submit the question at
an election in accordance with the general election law to decide whether
the project and issuance of bonds of the district, as set forth in the
ordinance, should be approved.
If a majority of the votes cast on the question are in favor thereof, the
ordinance shall be in effect. But if a majority of the votes cast on the
question are unfavorable, the trustees shall proceed no further and the
ordinance shall not take effect.
(Source: P.A. 87-767.)