(105 ILCS 5/3A-9)
(from Ch. 122, par. 3A-9)
An educational service region, consisting
of 2 or more counties, may be restructured by the disconnection of a
county from the educational service region as provided in this Article.
However, no educational service region involved in the disconnection may
contain less than 33,000 inhabitants after the disconnection, unless it
is a region which after the disconnection contains an area that was
formed from the consolidation of 3 or more regions.
Disconnection may be initiated by a petition requesting an election
on whether the county should be disconnected from the present
educational service region and whether the county should be consolidated
with a different specified educational service region. A petition shall
be signed by 10% of the legal resident voters of the county to which the
petition refers; the petitioners' addresses shall be included.
A petition shall be filed with the regional superintendent of the
educational service region of which the county is a part not more than
99 nor less than 92 days prior to a regular scheduled election. The
regional superintendent and the county clerk shall
determine the sufficiency of the petition. If the petition is deemed
sufficient by the regional superintendent and the county clerk, the
regional superintendent shall call an election at the next regular scheduled
election for the purpose
of presenting a public measure, in accord with the petition, to the
voters of the county to be disconnected as specified in the petition.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)