(105 ILCS 5/5-4)
(from Ch. 122, par. 5-4)
Election of trustees.
The election of trustees of schools shall be held in odd-numbered years
at the election specified in the general election law. In townships in which
no election for school
trustees has been held, or in townships in which from any cause there are
no trustees of schools and the law requires that there be school trustees,
the election of trustees of schools shall be held at the same
No person shall be nominated for the office of trustee of schools, in townships
containing 20,000 inhabitants or over, except by petition signed by at least
twenty-five voters of the school township in which he is seeking nomination
and election filed with the township
treasurer, or, in case of a first election, with the county clerk.
A candidate for election as a school trustee, who has petitioned for nomination
to fill a full term and to fill a vacant term to be voted upon at the same
election, must withdraw his or her petition for nomination from either the
full term or the vacant term by written declaration, which shall be signed
and acknowledged by an officer authorized to take such acknowledgments and
which is filed with the township treasurer in the township in which he or
she is a candidate within the time provided by the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 80-1469.)