(765 ILCS 515/8)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 9208)
In the event of the death, resignation, refusal or inability
of the trustee to act, the court, upon its own motion or upon the motion
of the depository, mineral lessee, or surface owner overlying the severed
mineral interest involved in the litigation, shall appoint a successor trustee.
After the entry of the initial judgment authorizing a lease all subsequent
proceedings pertaining to the lands and the severed mineral interest involved
in the initial litigation, including subsequent leasing proceedings or proceedings
by the trustee requesting authority to execute and deliver additional documents
pertaining to a mineral lease, shall be commenced and prosecuted in the
same case as the proceedings for the initial lease. The acting trustee
at the time of any subsequent proceedings shall act as the trustee in said
proceedings. The court shall retain continuing authority and jurisdiction
to conduct all such subsequent proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 83-571.)