(765 ILCS 540/50)
Incapacity of trustee; subsequent proceedings.
(a) In the event of the death or resignation
of the trustee
or the refusal or inability
of the trustee to act, the court, upon its own motion or upon
the motion of
the plaintiff or plaintiffs, shall appoint a successor trustee.
(b) After the entry of the initial judgment authorizing a lease,
all subsequent proceedings pertaining to the lands and the coal
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 coal 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 those proceedings.
The court shall retain continuing authority and jurisdiction to
conduct the subsequent proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 92-390, eff. 8-16-01.)