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65 ILCS 5/7-2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/7-2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 7-2-1)
    Sec. 7-2-1. Any 2 or more incorporated contiguous municipalities wholly or substantially situated in a single county may be united into one incorporated city by a compliance with Sections 7-1-16 and 7-1-17, with the following exceptions:
    (1) The petition (a) shall be signed by electors of each of the municipalities seeking a union, (b) shall state the name by which the united municipality is to be known, and (c) shall state the form of municipal government under which the united municipality is to be governed.
    (2) The question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the city, village, or
incorporated  town  (as  the
case may be) of............
and the city, village, or
incorporated town (as the case        YES
may be) of..........., (and
in  this  manner  as  far as
necessary, filling blanks with
the names of the municipalities
to be united), be united           ---------------------------
into a  single  municipality
under the name of..........
with the........... form of
municipal government (filling
the  blank  with  the  word           NO
"Aldermanic" or "Commission"
or the words "Managerial With
Aldermen Chosen From Wards Or
Districts" as the case may be)?
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    No other proposition shall appear thereon.
    If the majority of the votes cast in each municipality specified in the petition is in favor of the proposition, the municipalities are united.
(Source: P.A. 87-278.)