(70 ILCS 3405/11) (from Ch. 42, par. 458)
    Sec. 11. Whenever a vacancy in the board of trustees occurs, either by death, resignation, refusal to qualify or for any other reason, the appointing authority which made the original appointment shall fill the vacancy by appointment, and the person so appointed shall qualify for office in the manner hereinbefore stated and shall thereupon assume the duties of the office for the balance of the unexpired term.
(Source: P.A. 77-682.)