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MUNICIPALITIES
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/1-1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-1)
    Sec. 1-1-1. This Code shall be known and may be cited as the Illinois Municipal Code.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-2)
    Sec. 1-1-2. Definitions. In this Code:
    (1) "Municipal" or "municipality" means a city, village, or incorporated town in the State of Illinois, but, unless the context otherwise provides, "municipal" or "municipality" does not include a township, town when used as the equivalent of a township, incorporated town that has superseded a civil township, county, school district, park district, sanitary district, or any other similar governmental district. If "municipal" or "municipality" is given a different definition in any particular Division or Section of this Act, that definition shall control in that division or Section only.
    (2) "Corporate authorities" means (a) the mayor and aldermen or similar body when the reference is to cities, (b) the president and trustees or similar body when the reference is to villages or incorporated towns, and (c) the council when the reference is to municipalities under the commission form of municipal government.
    (3) "Electors" means persons qualified to vote for elective officers at municipal elections.
    (4) "Person" means any individual, partnership, corporation, joint stock association, or the State of Illinois or any subdivision of the State; and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative of any of those entities.
    (5) Except as otherwise provided by ordinance, "fiscal year" in all municipalities with fewer than 500,000 inhabitants, and "municipal year" in all municipalities, means the period elapsing (a) between general municipal elections in succeeding calendar years, or (b) if general municipal elections are held biennially, then between a general municipal election and the same day of the same month of the following calendar year, and between that day and the next succeeding general municipal election, or (c) if general municipal elections are held quadrennially, then between a general municipal election and the same day of the same month of the following calendar year, and between that day and the same day of the same month of the next following calendar year, and between the last mentioned day and the same day of the same month of the next following calendar year, and between the last mentioned day and the next succeeding general municipal election. The fiscal year of each municipality with 500,000 or more inhabitants shall commence on January 1.
    (6) Where reference is made to a county within which a municipality, district, area, or territory is situated, the reference is to the county within which is situated the major part of the area of that municipality, district, area, or territory, in case the municipality, district, area, or territory is situated in 2 or more counties.
    (7) Where reference is made for any purpose to any other Act, either specifically or generally, the reference shall be to that Act and to all amendments to that Act now in force or that may be hereafter enacted.
    (8) Wherever the words "city council", "aldermen", "commissioners", or "mayor" occur, the provisions containing these words shall apply to the board of trustees, trustees, and president, respectively, of villages and incorporated towns and councilmen in cities, so far as those provisions are applicable to them.
    (9) The terms "special charter" and "special Act" are synonymous.
    (10) "General municipal election" means the biennial regularly scheduled election for the election of officers of cities, villages, and incorporated towns, as prescribed by the general election law; in the case of municipalities that elect officers annually, "general municipal election" means each regularly scheduled election for the election of officers of cities, villages, and incorporated towns.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-2.1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-2.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-2.1)
    Sec. 1-1-2.1. The president of a village or incorporated town may be referred to as mayor or president of such village or incorporated town.
(Source: P.A. 76-1911.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-3)
    Sec. 1-1-3. All existing municipalities which were incorporated or which changed their corporate organization under "An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages," approved April 10, 1872, as amended, and all existing municipalities which were incorporated under any general act prior to July 1, 1872, shall be treated as properly incorporated under this Code.
    All municipalities incorporated under any special act in effect prior to July 1, 1872, which at the date of the passage of this Code are still functioning under the special act which created them, shall remain as properly incorporated under that special act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-4)
    Sec. 1-1-4. This Code shall apply generally to all municipalities which are treated as properly incorporated under this Code as provided in the first paragraph of Section 1-1-3 and to all municipalities which are incorporated under this Code.
    This Code shall also apply generally to all municipalities incorporated and now existing under a special charter except to the extent that this Code is in conflict with any provision in a special charter, and except as otherwise provided in subsection (1) of Section 1-1-2. In the event that there is a conflict between a provision in this Code and a provision in a special charter, the special charter shall govern except where any such charter conflicts with or is inconsistent with the general election law and except where a provision in this Code is stated to apply to municipalities incorporated under a special charter, or to municipalities whether incorporated under a general or special act, or words to that effect, or where it is otherwise made manifest that this Code or any other Illinois statute is intended to govern despite the inconsistent provisions in the special charter. A municipality incorporated under a special charter may, by ordinance or resolution, adopt the provisions of Sections 3.1-15-10, 3.1-20-5, and 3.1-20-22 of this Code.
    However, if a particular section of this Code is limited to cities or villages or incorporated towns or any combination thereof, or to cities, villages, or incorporated towns of a specified type or any combination thereof, that intention shall prevail.
(Source: P.A. 92-115, eff. 1-1-02.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-5

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-5)
    Sec. 1-1-5. The corporate authorities of each municipality may exercise jointly, with one or more other municipal corporations or governmental subdivisions or districts, all of the powers set forth in this Code unless expressly provided otherwise. In this section "municipal corporations or governmental subdivisions or districts" includes, but is not limited to, municipalities, townships, counties, school districts, park districts, sanitary districts, and fire protection districts.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2854.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-6

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-6)
    Sec. 1-1-6. Town under special charter superseding civil township; powers. The corporate authorities of any town incorporated under a special charter that has superseded a civil township shall have the powers enumerated in the following: Sections 1-2-1, 1-4-1 through 1-4-4, 1-4-6, 1-4-7, 1-5-1, 1-6-1, 1-7-1, 1-7-2, 1-7-3, 1-8-1, 3.1-30-5, 7-4-2, 8-1-1 through 8-1-4, 8-1-6, 8-1-8 through 8-1-14, 8-2-9, 8-3-8, 8-3-9, 8-4-1 through 8-4-34, 8-7-1 through 8-7-4, 8-7-5, 8-9-1, 8-9-2, 8-11-1 through 8-11-3, 8-11-4, 10-4-1 through 10-4-3; all of Article 9; and Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 22, 23, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 37, 40, 42, 43, 44, 49, 53, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 68, 71, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 93, 97, 101, 104, 105, 108, 109, 110, 117, 118, 119, 121, 122, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147 and 148 of Article 11. These powers shall be cumulative in effect, and if any provision is inconsistent with any power expressly granted under the special charter of the municipality, it shall be considered as an alternative or additional power and not as a limitation upon any other power granted or possessed by the corporate authorities of the town incorporated under a special charter that has superseded a civil township.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-7

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-7)
    Sec. 1-1-7. Power of municipality to contract with school boards, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilities, and owners of shopping centers or apartment complexes. The corporate authorities of any municipality shall have the power to contract with school boards, hospitals, commercial and industrial facilities, and owners of shopping centers or apartment complexes within and without the municipal limits in such manner as is provided by Section 11-209 of "The Illinois Vehicle Code", approved September 29, 1969, as amended, and as provided under Section 2 of "An Act in relation to the regulation of motor vehicle traffic and the promotion of safety on public highways in counties", approved August 9, 1951, as amended.
    This amendatory Act of 1972 is not a prohibition upon the contractual and associational powers granted by Article VII, Section 10 of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 90-145, eff. 1-1-98; 90-481, eff. 8-17-97.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-7.1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-7.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-7.1)
    Sec. 1-1-7.1. Any municipality may establish community based committees which shall consist of community leaders, and such committees shall coordinate all State and federal economic programs except where otherwise prohibited by federal law.
(Source: P.A. 84-1090.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-8

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-8)
    Sec. 1-1-8. Whenever this Code requires or authorizes the submission of a proposition or question to referendum, whether initiated by action of the corporate authorities or by petition, upon such initiation, the proposition or question shall be certified, in accordance with the general election law, to the proper county clerks and boards of election commissioners. Those election authorities shall submit the proposition or question to the voters of the municipality, or to the voters of such other territory as are entitled to vote thereon, at an election in accordance with the general election law. Whenever this Code requires referendum approval by the voters of any ordinance adopted by a municipality, and no specific procedure is provided for initiating the referendum, the referendum shall be initiated by the passage of such ordinance and shall be certified for the next regular election in accordance with the general election law.
    Whenever this Code requires or authorizes a special election to be held for the purpose of filling a vacancy in office, the office and the candidates therefor shall be similarly certified, in accordance with the general election law.
    Municipal clerks and clerks of the circuit court shall perform all election duties, including certifications and publication of notices, in connection with the conduct of elections of officers and referenda on the submission of questions or propositions to referendum as provided in the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-9

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-9)
    Sec. 1-1-9. If a municipality which is a home rule unit under Section 6 of Article VII of the Constitution by reason of having a population of more than 25,000 suffers a loss in population so that its population determined as provided in Section 1-7-2 is 25,000 or less, such municipality shall continue to have the powers of a home rule unit until it elects by referendum not to be a home rule unit.
    Unless such a referendum is held sooner, or such a referendum has been held within the 2 calendar years preceding the year in which the population is determined to be 25,000 or less, the municipal clerk shall certify for submission to the voters of the municipality at the next general election following such determination of population, in the manner provided by the general election law, the proposition of whether the municipality shall elect not to be a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 82-94.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-10

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-1-10)
    Sec. 1-1-10. It is the policy of this State that all powers granted, either expressly or by necessary implication, by this Code, by Illinois statute, or the Illinois Constitution to municipalities may be exercised by those municipalities, and the officers, employees and agents of each notwithstanding effects on competition.
    It is further the policy of this State that home-rule municipalities, the officers, employees and agents of each may (1) exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to their government and affairs or (2) exercise those powers within traditional areas of municipal activity, except as limited by the Illinois Constitution or a proper limiting statute, notwithstanding effects on competition.
    It is the intention of the General Assembly that the "State action exemption" to the application of federal antitrust statutes be fully available to all municipalities, and the agents, officers and employees of each to the extent they are exercising authority as aforesaid, including, but not limited to, the provisions of Sections 6, 7 and 10 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution or the provisions of the following Illinois statutes, as each is now in existence or may hereinafter be amended:
    (a) The Illinois Local Library Act; "An Act to provide the manner of levying or imposing taxes for the provision of special services to areas within the boundaries of home rule units and non-home rule municipalities and counties", approved September 21, 1973, as amended; "An Act to facilitate the development and construction of housing, to provide governmental assistance therefor, and to repeal an Act herein named", approved July 2, 1947, as amended; or the Housing Authorities Act, the Housing Cooperation Law, the Blighted Areas Redevelopment Act of 1947, the Blighted Vacant Areas Development Act of 1949, the Urban Community Conservation Act, the Illinois Enterprise Zone Act or any other power exercised pursuant to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act; or
    (b) Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Article 7 of the Illinois Municipal Code; Divisions 9, 10 and 11 of Article 8 of the Illinois Municipal Code; Divisions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Article 9 of the Illinois Municipal Code; and all of Divisions of Articles 10 and 11 of the Illinois Municipal Code; or
    (c) Any other Illinois statute or constitutional provision now existing or which may be enacted in the future, by which any municipality may exercise authority.
    The "State action exemption" for which provision is made by this Section shall be liberally construed in favor of such municipalities and the agents, employees and officers thereof, and such exemption shall be available notwithstanding that the action of the municipality or its agents, officers or employees constitutes an irregular exercise of constitutional or statutory powers. However, this exemption shall not apply where the action alleged to be in violation of antitrust law exceeds either (1) powers granted, either expressly or by necessary implication, by Illinois statute or the Illinois Constitution or (2) powers granted to a home rule municipality to perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs or to act within traditional areas of municipal activity, except as limited by the Illinois Constitution or a proper limiting statute.
    Notwithstanding the foregoing, where it is alleged that a violation of the antitrust laws has occurred, the relief available to the plaintiffs shall be limited to an injunction which enjoins the alleged activity.
    Nothing in this Section is intended to prohibit or limit any cause of action other than under an antitrust theory.
(Source: P.A. 84-1050.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-11

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-11)
    Sec. 1-1-11. Contractual assessments; renewable energy sources. A municipality may enter into voluntary agreements with the owners of property within the municipality to provide for contractual assessments to finance the installation of distributed generation renewable energy sources or energy efficiency improvements that are permanently fixed to real property.
(Source: P.A. 96-481, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

65 ILCS 5/1-1-12

    (65 ILCS 5/1-1-12)
    Sec. 1-1-12. Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator; posting and publication.
    (a) Within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, each municipality that maintains a website must post on the municipality's website the following information:
        (1) the name, office address, and telephone number of
    
the Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator, if any, employed by the municipality; and
        (2) the grievance procedures, if any, adopted by the
    
municipality to resolve complaints alleging a violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    (b) If a municipality does not maintain a website, then the municipality must, within 90 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, and at least once every other year thereafter, publish in either a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality or a newsletter published by the municipality and mailed to residents of the municipality the information required in item (1) of subsection (a) and either the information required in item (2) of subsection (a) or instructions for obtaining such information from the municipality.
    (c) No home rule municipality may adopt posting or publication requirements that are less restrictive than this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 96-650, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 2 heading)
DIVISION 2. ORDINANCES

65 ILCS 5/1-2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-1)
    Sec. 1-2-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may pass all ordinances and make all rules and regulations proper or necessary, to carry into effect the powers granted to municipalities, with such fines or penalties as may be deemed proper. No fine or penalty, however, except civil penalties provided for failure to make returns or to pay any taxes levied by the municipality shall exceed $750 and no imprisonment authorized in Section 1-2-9 for failure to pay any fine, penalty or cost shall exceed 6 months for one offense.
    A penalty imposed for violation of an ordinance may include, or consist of, a requirement that the defendant do one or both of the following:
        (1) Complete an education program, except that a
    
holder of a valid commercial driver's license who commits a vehicle weight or size restriction violation shall not be required to complete an education program under this Section.
        (2) Perform some reasonable public service work such
    
as but not limited to the picking up of litter in public parks or along public highways or the maintenance of public facilities.
    A default in the payment of a fine or penalty or any installment of a fine or penalty may be collected by any means authorized for the collection of monetary judgments. The municipal attorney of the municipality in which the fine or penalty was imposed may retain attorneys and private collection agents for the purpose of collecting any default in payment of any fine or penalty or installment of that fine or penalty. Any fees or costs incurred by the municipality with respect to attorneys or private collection agents retained by the municipal attorney under this Section shall be charged to the offender.
    A low-income individual required to complete an education program under this Section who provides proof of eligibility for the federal earned income tax credit under Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code or the Illinois earned income tax credit under Section 212 of the Illinois Income Tax Act shall not be required to pay any fee for participating in a required education program.
(Source: P.A. 95-389, eff. 1-1-08; 96-288, eff. 8-11-09.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-1.1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-1.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-1.1)
    Sec. 1-2-1.1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may pass ordinances, not inconsistent with the criminal laws of this State, to regulate any matter expressly within the authorized powers of the municipality, or incidental thereto, making violation thereof a misdemeanor punishable by incarceration in a penal institution other than the penitentiary not to exceed 6 months. The municipality is authorized to prosecute violations of penal ordinances enacted under this Section as criminal offenses by its corporate attorney in the circuit court by an information, or complaint sworn to, charging such offense. The prosecution shall be under and conform to the rules of criminal procedure. Conviction shall require the municipality to establish the guilt of the defendant beyond reasonable doubt.
    A penalty imposed for violation of an ordinance may include, or consist of, a requirement that the defendant do one or both of the following:
        (1) Complete an education program, except that a
    
holder of a valid commercial driver's license who commits a vehicle weight or size restriction violation shall not be required to complete an education program under this Section.
        (2) Perform some reasonable public service work such
    
as but not limited to the picking up of litter in public parks or along public highways or the maintenance of public facilities.
    A low-income individual required to complete an education program under this Section who provides proof of eligibility for the federal earned income tax credit under Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code or the Illinois earned income tax credit under Section 212 of the Illinois Income Tax Act shall not be required to pay any fee for participating in a required education program.
    This Section shall not apply to or affect ordinances now or hereafter enacted pursuant to Sections 11-5-1, 11-5-2, 11-5-3, 11-5-4, 11-5-5, 11-5-6, 11-40-1, 11-40-2, 11-40-2a, 11-40-3, 11-80-9 and 11-80-16 of the Illinois Municipal Code, as now or hereafter amended, nor to Sections enacted after this 1969 amendment which replace or add to the Sections herein enumerated, nor to ordinances now in force or hereafter enacted pursuant to authority granted to local authorities by Section 11-208 of "The Illinois Vehicle Code", approved September 29, 1969, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 96-288, eff. 8-11-09.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-1.2

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-1.2)
    Sec. 1-2-1.2. Felony DUI prosecutions prohibited.
    (a) A unit of local government, including a home rule unit, may not enforce any ordinance that prohibits driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof if, based on the alleged facts of the case or the defendant's driving history or record, the offense charged would constitute a felony under Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, unless the State's Attorney rejects or denies felony charges for the conduct that comprises the charge.
    (b) A municipal attorney must (i) review the driving record of any defendant accused of violating any ordinance that prohibits driving under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, intoxicating compound or compounds, or any combination thereof and (ii) if the offense charged would constitute a felony under Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, notify the State's Attorney of the county of the felony charges.
    (c) This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (g) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 94-111, eff. 1-1-06; 94-740, eff. 5-8-06.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-2

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-2)
    Sec. 1-2-2. The ordaining clause of ordinances in cities shall be: "Be it ordained, by the City Council of ....."
    The ordaining clause of ordinances in villages shall be: "Be it ordained by the President and Board of Trustees of the Village of ....."
    Unless the charter of an incorporated town otherwise provides, the ordaining clause of ordinances in incorporated towns shall conform as nearly as possible to one of the forms specified in this section.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-3

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-3)
    Sec. 1-2-3. The mayor may appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the city council, one or more competent persons to prepare and submit to the city council, for adoption or rejection, an ordinance to revise the city ordinances. The compensation for this revision shall be fixed by the city council and paid out of the city treasury.
    The corporate authorities of villages and incorporated towns have the power conferred upon cities in the preceding paragraph of this section.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-3.1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-3.1)
    Sec. 1-2-3.1. Building codes. Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly, any municipality with a population of less than 1,000,000 adopting a new building code or amending an existing building code must, at least 30 days before adopting the code or amendment, provide an identification of the code, by title and edition, or the amendment to the Illinois Building Commission for identification on the Internet.
    For the purposes of this Section, "building code" means any ordinance, resolution, law, housing or building code, or zoning ordinance that establishes construction related activities applicable to structures in the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 92-489, eff. 7-1-02.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-4

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-4)
    Sec. 1-2-4. All ordinances of cities, villages and incorporated towns imposing any fine, penalty, imprisonment, or forfeiture, or making any appropriation, shall (1) be printed or published in book or pamphlet form, published by authority of the corporate authorities, or (2) be published at least once, within 30 days after passage, in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. If there is an error in printing, the publishing requirement of this Act shall be satisfied if those portions of the ordinance that were erroneously printed are republished, correctly, within 30 days after the original publication that contained the error. The fact that an error occurred in publication shall not affect the effective date of the ordinance so published. If the error in printing is not corrected within 30 days after the date of the original publication that contained the error, as provided in the preceding sentence, the corporate authorities may by ordinance declare the ordinance that was erroneously published to be nevertheless valid and in effect no sooner than the tenth day after the date of the original publication, notwithstanding the error in publication, and shall order the original ordinance to be published once more within 30 days after the passage of the validating ordinance. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality. An annual appropriation ordinance adopted under Section 8-2-9 shall take effect upon passage, but no other ordinance described in this paragraph shall take effect until 10 days after it is so published, except that an ordinance imposing a municipal retailers' occupation tax adopted under Section 8-11-1, or a Tourism, Convention and Other Special Events Promotion Tax adopted under Section 8-3-13, or effecting a change in the rate thereof shall take effect on the first day of the month next following the expiration of the 30 day publication period. However, ordinances establishing rules and regulations for the construction of buildings or any part thereof, or for the development or operation of camps accommodating persons in house trailers, house cars, cabins or tents, where such rules and regulations have been previously printed in book or pamphlet form, may by their terms provide for the adoption of such rules and regulations or portions thereof by reference thereto without further printing, or publication, if not less than one copy of such rules and regulations in book or pamphlet form has been filed in the office of the clerk of the municipality for use and examination by the public at least 30 days prior to the adoption thereof.
    All other ordinances, resolutions and motions, shall take effect upon their passage unless they otherwise provide.
    This Section applies to incorporated towns even if the Section's provisions are in conflict with the charters of such incorporated towns.
    Anything in this Section to the contrary notwithstanding, any ordinance which contains a statement of its urgency in the preamble or body thereof, other than an ordinance adopted under Article 8 of this Code, may take effect immediately upon its passage provided that the corporate authorities, by a vote of 2/3 of all the members then holding office, so direct. The decision of the corporate authorities as to the urgency of any ordinance shall not be subject to judicial review except for an abuse of discretion.
(Source: P.A. 89-266, eff. 1-1-96.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-5

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-5)
    Sec. 1-2-5. The municipal clerk shall record, in a book used exclusively for that purpose, all ordinances passed by the corporate authorities. Immediately following each ordinance the municipal clerk shall make a memorandum of the date of the passage and of the publication or posting, where required, of the ordinance. This record and memorandum, or a certified copy thereof, shall be prima facie evidence of the contents, passage, and of the publication or posting of ordinances.
    This section shall not apply to cities with a population of 500,000 or more.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-6

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-6)
    Sec. 1-2-6. The contents of all municipal ordinances, the date of passage, and the date of publication or posting, where required, may be proved by the certificate of the municipal clerk, under the seal of the corporation.
    Whenever municipal ordinances are printed in book or pamphlet form, and purport to be published by authority of the corporate authorities, such book or pamphlet shall be prima facie evidence of the contents, passage, and legal publication of such ordinances, as of the dates mentioned in such book or pamphlet, in all courts and administrative tribunals.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-7

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-7)
    Sec. 1-2-7. All actions brought to enforce any fine, imprisonment, penalty, or forfeiture under any ordinance of any municipality, shall be brought in the corporate name of the municipality, as plaintiff. No prosecution, recovery, conviction, or acquittal, for the violation of any ordinance, shall constitute a defense to any other prosecution of the same party for any other violation of the same or any other ordinance, although the different causes of action existed at the same time, and, if united, would not have exceeded the jurisdiction of the court.
(Source: P.A. 77-1295.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-8

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-8)
    Sec. 1-2-8. All fines, penalties, and forfeitures for the violation of ordinances, when collected, and all other money collected for a municipality shall be paid into the treasury of the municipality, at such times and in such manner as may be prescribed by ordinance.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-9

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-9)
    Sec. 1-2-9. Except as provided in Section 1-2-9.1 of this Act, in all actions for the violation of any municipal ordinance, the first process shall be a summons or a warrant. A warrant for the arrest of an accused person may issue upon the affidavit of any person that an ordinance has been violated, and that the person making the complaint has reasonable grounds to believe that the party charged is guilty thereof. Every person arrested upon a warrant, without unnecessary delay, shall be taken before the proper officer for trial.
(Source: P.A. 81-704.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-9.1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-9.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-9.1)
    Sec. 1-2-9.1. Service by certified mail. In all actions for violation of any municipal ordinance where the fine would not be in excess of $750 and no jail term could be imposed, service of summons may be made by the city clerk by certified mail, return receipt requested, whether service is to be within or without the State.
(Source: P.A. 89-63, eff. 6-30-95.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-9.2

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-9.2) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-9.2)
    Sec. 1-2-9.2. Service of notice of violation of ordinance governing parking or standing of vehicles in cities with a population over 500,000. In cities with a population over 500,000, the notice of violation of an ordinance governing the parking or standing of vehicles is the summons and complaint for purposes of the Code of Civil Procedure, as now or hereafter amended.
    A police officer, parking enforcement aide, or other person authorized by ordinance to issue a notice of a vehicle parking or standing violation complaint may serve the summons and complaint for a vehicle parking or standing violation by affixing the original or a facsimile thereof to an unlawfully parked or standing vehicle or by handing the notice to the operator of the vehicle if the operator is present.
    This Section is not intended to change the law in effect before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989, but is intended to clarify existing law. The service of a summons and complaint in accordance with this Section is legally sufficient regardless of whether service was made before, on, or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989.
(Source: P.A. 86-947.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-11

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-11)
    Sec. 1-2-11. (a) A sheriff may serve any process or make any arrest in a municipality or a part of a municipality located in the county in which the sheriff was elected that any officer of that municipality is authorized to make under this Code or any ordinance passed under this Code.
    (b) Police officers may serve summons for violations of ordinances occurring within their municipalities. In municipalities with a population of 1,000,000 or more, active duty or retired police officers may serve summons for violations of ordinances occurring within their municipalities.
    (c) In addition to the powers stated in Section 8.1a of the Housing Authorities Act, in counties with a population of 3,000,000 or more inhabitants, members of a housing authority police force may serve process for forcible entry and detainer actions commenced by that housing authority and may execute orders of possession for that housing authority.
(Source: P.A. 98-503, eff. 8-16-13.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-12

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-2-12)
    Sec. 1-2-12. Any person incarcerated on a charge of violating a bailable municipal ordinance who does not supply bail and against whom a fine is levied upon conviction of such offense, shall be allowed a credit of $2.00 for each day so incarcerated prior to conviction, but such credit shall not exceed the amount of the fine levied.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 2428.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2-12.1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2-12.1)
    Sec. 1-2-12.1. Municipal bond fees. A municipality may impose a fee up to $20 for bail processing against any person arrested for violating a bailable municipal ordinance or a State or federal law.
(Source: P.A. 97-368, eff. 8-15-11.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 2.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 2.1 heading)
DIVISION 2.1. ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATIONS

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-1)
    Sec. 1-2.1-1. Applicability. This Division 2.1 applies only to municipalities that are home rule units.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-2)
    Sec. 1-2.1-2. Administrative adjudication of municipal code violations. Any municipality may provide by ordinance for a system of administrative adjudication of municipal code violations to the extent permitted by the Illinois Constitution. A "system of administrative adjudication" means the adjudication of any violation of a municipal ordinance, except for (i) proceedings not within the statutory or the home rule authority of municipalities; and (ii) any offense under the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar offense that is a traffic regulation governing the movement of vehicles and except for any reportable offense under Section 6-204 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-3)
    Sec. 1-2.1-3. Administrative adjudication procedures not exclusive. The adoption by a municipality of a system of administrative adjudication does not preclude the municipality from using other methods to enforce municipal ordinances.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-4)
    Sec. 1-2.1-4. Code hearing units; powers of hearing officers.
    (a) An ordinance establishing a system of administrative adjudication, pursuant to this Division, shall provide for a code hearing unit within an existing agency or as a separate agency in the municipal government. The ordinance shall establish the jurisdiction of a code hearing unit that is consistent with this Division. The "jurisdiction" of a code hearing unit refers to the particular code violations that it may adjudicate.
    (b) Adjudicatory hearings shall be presided over by hearing officers. The powers and duties of a hearing officer shall include:
        (1) hearing testimony and accepting evidence that is
    
relevant to the existence of the code violation;
        (2) issuing subpoenas directing witnesses to appear
    
and give relevant testimony at the hearing, upon the request of the parties or their representatives;
        (3) preserving and authenticating the record of the
    
hearing and all exhibits and evidence introduced at the hearing;
        (4) issuing a determination, based on the evidence
    
presented at the hearing, of whether a code violation exists. The determination shall be in writing and shall include a written finding of fact, decision, and order including the fine, penalty, or action with which the defendant must comply; and
        (5) imposing penalties consistent with applicable
    
code provisions and assessing costs upon finding a party liable for the charged violation, except, however, that in no event shall the hearing officer have authority to (i) impose a penalty of incarceration, or (ii) impose a fine in excess of $50,000, or at the option of the municipality, such other amount not to exceed the maximum amount established by the Mandatory Arbitration System as prescribed by the Rules of the Illinois Supreme Court from time to time for the judicial circuit in which the municipality is located. The maximum monetary fine under this item (5), shall be exclusive of costs of enforcement or costs imposed to secure compliance with the municipality's ordinances and shall not be applicable to cases to enforce the collection of any tax imposed and collected by the municipality.
    (c) Prior to conducting administrative adjudication proceedings, administrative hearing officers shall have successfully completed a formal training program which includes the following:
        (1) instruction on the rules of procedure of the
    
administrative hearings which they will conduct;
        (2) orientation to each subject area of the code
    
violations that they will adjudicate;
        (3) observation of administrative hearings; and
        (4) participation in hypothetical cases, including
    
ruling on evidence and issuing final orders.
    In addition, every administrative hearing officer must be an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois for at least 3 years.
    (d) A proceeding before a code hearing unit shall be instituted upon the filing of a written pleading by an authorized official of the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-5

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-5)
    Sec. 1-2.1-5. Administrative hearing proceedings.
    (a) Any ordinance establishing a system of administrative adjudication, pursuant to this Division, shall afford parties due process of law, including notice and opportunity for hearing. Parties shall be served with process in a manner reasonably calculated to give them actual notice, including, as appropriate, personal service of process upon a party or its employees or agents; service by mail at a party's address; or notice that is posted upon the property where the violation is found when the party is the owner or manager of the property. In municipalities with a population under 3,000,000, if the notice requires the respondent to answer within a certain amount of time, the municipality must reply to the answer within the same amount of time afforded to the respondent.
    (b) Parties shall be given notice of an adjudicatory hearing which includes the type and nature of the code violation to be adjudicated, the date and location of the adjudicatory hearing, the legal authority and jurisdiction under which the hearing is to be held, and the penalties for failure to appear at the hearing.
    (c) Parties shall be provided with an opportunity for a hearing during which they may be represented by counsel, present witnesses, and cross-examine opposing witnesses. Parties may request the hearing officer to issue subpoenas to direct the attendance and testimony of relevant witnesses and the production of relevant documents. Hearings shall be scheduled with reasonable promptness, provided that for hearings scheduled in all non-emergency situations, if requested by the defendant, the defendant shall have at least 15 days after service of process to prepare for a hearing. For purposes of this subsection (c), "non-emergency situation" means any situation that does not reasonably constitute a threat to the public interest, safety, or welfare. If service is provided by mail, the 15-day period shall begin to run on the day that the notice is deposited in the mail.
(Source: P.A. 94-616, eff. 1-1-06.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-6

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-6)
    Sec. 1-2.1-6. Rules of evidence shall not govern. The formal and technical rules of evidence do not apply in an adjudicatory hearing permitted under this Division. Evidence, including hearsay, may be admitted only if it is of a type commonly relied upon by reasonably prudent persons in the conduct of their affairs.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-7

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-7)
    Sec. 1-2.1-7. Judicial review. Any final decision by a code hearing unit that a code violation does or does not exist shall constitute a final determination for purposes of judicial review and shall be subject to review under the Illinois Administrative Review Law.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-8

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-8)
    Sec. 1-2.1-8. Enforcement of judgment.
    (a) Any fine, other sanction, or costs imposed, or part of any fine, other sanction, or costs imposed, remaining unpaid after the exhaustion of or the failure to exhaust judicial review procedures under the Illinois Administrative Review Law are a debt due and owing the municipality and may be collected in accordance with applicable law.
    (b) After expiration of the period in which judicial review under the Illinois Administrative Review Law may be sought for a final determination of a code violation, unless stayed by a court of competent jurisdiction, the findings, decision, and order of the hearing officer may be enforced in the same manner as a judgment entered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
    (c) In any case in which a defendant has failed to comply with a judgment ordering a defendant to correct a code violation or imposing any fine or other sanction as a result of a code violation, any expenses incurred by a municipality to enforce the judgment, including, but not limited to, attorney's fees, court costs, and costs related to property demolition or foreclosure, after they are fixed by a court of competent jurisdiction or a hearing officer, shall be a debt due and owing the municipality and may be collected in accordance with applicable law. Prior to any expenses being fixed by a hearing officer pursuant to this subsection (c), the municipality shall provide notice to the defendant that states that the defendant shall appear at a hearing before the administrative hearing officer to determine whether the defendant has failed to comply with the judgment. The notice shall set the date for such a hearing, which shall not be less than 7 days from the date that notice is served. If notice is served by mail, the 7-day period shall begin to run on the date that the notice was deposited in the mail.
    (d) Upon being recorded in the manner required by Article XII of the Code of Civil Procedure or by the Uniform Commercial Code, a lien shall be imposed on the real estate or personal estate, or both, of the defendant in the amount of any debt due and owing the municipality under this Section. The lien may be enforced in the same manner as a judgment lien pursuant to a judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction.
    (e) A hearing officer may set aside any judgment entered by default and set a new hearing date, upon a petition filed within 21 days after the issuance of the order of default, if the hearing officer determines that the petitioner's failure to appear at the hearing was for good cause or at any time if the petitioner establishes that the municipality did not provide proper service of process. If any judgment is set aside pursuant to this subsection (e), the hearing officer shall have authority to enter an order extinguishing any lien which has been recorded for any debt due and owing the municipality as a result of the vacated default judgment.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-9

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-9)
    Sec. 1-2.1-9. Impact on existing administrative adjudication systems. This Division shall not affect the validity of systems of administrative adjudication that were authorized by State law, including home rule authority, and in existence prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-10

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.1-10)
    Sec. 1-2.1-10. Impact on home rule authority. This Division shall not preempt municipalities from adopting other systems of administrative adjudication pursuant to their home rule powers.
(Source: P.A. 90-516, eff. 1-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 2.2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 2.2 heading)
DIVISION 2.2. CODE HEARING DEPARTMENTS

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-1)
    Sec. 1-2.2-1. Applicability. This Division 2.2 applies only to municipalities that are non-home rule units. Nothing in this Division 2.2 allows a non-home rule municipality to pursue any remedies not otherwise authorized by statute.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-5

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-5)
    Sec. 1-2.2-5. Definitions. As used in this Division, unless the context requires otherwise:
    "Code" means any municipal ordinance except for (i) building code violations that must be adjudicated pursuant to Division 31.1 of Article 11 of this Act and (ii) any offense under the Illinois Vehicle Code or a similar offense that is a traffic regulation governing the movement of vehicles and except for any reportable offense under Section 6-204 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
    "Hearing officer" means a municipal employee or an officer or agent of a municipality, other than a law enforcement officer, whose duty it is to:
    (1) preside at an administrative hearing called to determine whether or not a code violation exists;
    (2) hear testimony and accept evidence from all interested parties relevant to the existence of a code violation;
    (3) preserve and authenticate the transcript and record of the hearing and all exhibits and evidence introduced at the hearing; and
    (4) issue and sign a written finding, decision, and order stating whether a code violation exists.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-10

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-10)
    Sec. 1-2.2-10. Code hearing department. The corporate authorities of any municipality may adopt this Division and establish a code hearing department within an existing code enforcement agency or as a separate and independent agency in the municipal government. The function of the hearing department is to expedite the prosecution and correction of code violations in the manner set forth in this Division.
    The code hearing department may adjudicate any violation of a municipal ordinance except for (i) building code violations that must be adjudicated pursuant to Division 31.1 of Article 11 of this Act and (ii) any offense under the Illinois Vehicle Code or similar offense that is a traffic regulation governing the movement of vehicles and except for any reportable offense under Section 6-204 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-15

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-15)
    Sec. 1-2.2-15. Hearing procedures not exclusive. In any municipality where this Division is adopted, this Division does not preclude the municipality from using other methods to enforce the provisions of its code.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-20

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-20)
    Sec. 1-2.2-20. Instituting code hearing proceedings. When a police officer or other individual authorized to issue a code violation finds a code violation to exist, he or she shall note the violation on a multiple copy violation notice and report form that indicates (i) the name and address of the defendant, (ii) the type and nature of the violation, (iii) the date and time the violation was observed, and (iv) the names of witnesses to the violation.
    The violation report form shall be forwarded to the code hearing department where a docket number shall be stamped on all copies of the report and a hearing date shall be noted in the blank spaces provided for that purpose on the form. The hearing date shall not be less than 30 nor more than 40 days after the violation is reported. However, if the code violation involves a municipal ordinance regulating truants, the hearing date shall not be less than 7 nor more than 40 days after the violation is reported.
    One copy of the violation report form shall be maintained in the files of the code hearing department and shall be part of the record of hearing, one copy of the report form shall be returned to the individual representing the municipality in the case so that he or she may prepare evidence of the code violation for presentation at the hearing on the date indicated, and one copy of the report form shall be served by first class mail to the defendant along with a summons commanding the defendant to appear at the hearing. In municipalities with a population under 3,000,000, if the violation report form requires the respondent to answer within a certain amount of time, the municipality must reply to the answer within the same amount of time afforded to the respondent.
(Source: P.A. 94-616, eff. 1-1-06; 95-1016, eff. 6-1-09.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-25

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-25)
    Sec. 1-2.2-25. Subpoenas; defaults. At any time prior to the hearing date, the hearing officer assigned to hear the case may, at the request of either party, direct witnesses to appear and give testimony at the hearing. If on the date set for hearing the defendant or his or her attorney fails to appear, the hearing officer may find the defendant in default and shall proceed with the hearing and accept evidence relevant to the existence of a code violation.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-30

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-30)
    Sec. 1-2.2-30. Continuances; representation at code hearings. No continuances shall be authorized by the hearing officer in proceedings under this Division except in cases where a continuance is absolutely necessary to protect the rights of the defendant. Lack of preparation shall not be grounds for a continuance. Any continuance authorized by a hearing officer under this Division shall not exceed 25 days. The case for the municipality may be presented by an attorney designated by the municipality or by any other municipal employee, except that the case for the municipality shall not be presented by an employee of the code hearing department. The case for the defendant may be presented by the defendant, his or her attorney, or any other agent or representative of the defendant.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-35

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-35)
    Sec. 1-2.2-35. Hearing; evidence. At the hearing a hearing officer shall preside, shall hear testimony, and shall accept any evidence relevant to the existence or non-existence of a code violation. The strict rules of evidence applicable to judicial proceedings shall not apply to hearings authorized by this Division.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-40

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-40)
    Sec. 1-2.2-40. Qualifications of hearing officers. Prior to conducting proceedings under this Division, hearing officers shall successfully complete a formal training program that includes the following:
    (1) instruction on the rules of procedure of the hearing that they will conduct;
    (2) orientation to each subject area of the code violations that they will administer;
    (3) observation of administrative hearings; and
    (4) participation in hypothetical cases, including rules on evidence and issuing final orders.
    In addition, every hearing officer must be an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois for at least 3 years.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-45

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-45)
    Sec. 1-2.2-45. Findings, decision, and order. At the conclusion of the hearing, the hearing officer shall make a determination on the basis of the evidence presented at the hearing as to whether or not a code violation exists. The determination shall be in writing and shall be designated as findings, decision, and order. The findings, decision, and order shall include (i) the hearing officer's findings of fact; (ii) a decision of whether or not a code violation exists based upon the findings of fact; and (iii) an order that states the sanction or dismisses the case if a violation is not proved. A monetary sanction for a violation under this Division shall not exceed the amount provided for in Section 1-2-1 of this Act. A copy of the findings, decision, and order shall be served on the defendant within 5 days after it is issued. Service shall be in the same manner that the report form and summons are served under Section 1-2.2-20 of this Division. Payment of any penalty or fine and the disposition of fine money shall be in the same manner as set forth in the code, unless the corporate authorities adopting this Division provide otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-50

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-50)
    Sec. 1-2.2-50. Review under Administrative Review Law. The findings, decision, and order of the hearing officer shall be subject to review in the circuit court of the county in which the municipality is located. The provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto, shall apply to and govern every action for the judicial review of the findings, decision, and order of a hearing officer under this Division.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-55

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-55)
    Sec. 1-2.2-55. Judgment on findings, decision, and order.
    (a) Any fine, other sanction, or costs imposed, or part of any fine, other sanction, or costs imposed, remaining unpaid after the exhaustion of, or the failure to exhaust, judicial review procedures under the Administrative Review Law shall be a debt due and owing the municipality and, as such, may be collected in accordance with applicable law.
    (b) After expiration of the period within which judicial review under the Administrative Review Law may be sought for a final determination of the code violation, the municipality may commence a proceeding in the circuit court of the county in which the municipality is located for purpose of obtaining a judgment on the findings, decision, and order. Nothing in this Section shall prevent a municipality from consolidating multiple findings, decisions, and orders against a person in such a proceeding. Upon commencement of the action, the municipality shall file a certified copy of the findings, decision, and order, which shall be accompanied by a certification that recites facts sufficient to show that the findings, decision, and order was issued in accordance with this Division and the applicable municipal ordinance. Service of the summons and a copy of the petition may be by any method provided for by Section 2-203 of the Code of Civil Procedure or by certified mail, return receipt requested, provided that the total amount of fines, other sanctions, and costs imposed by the findings, decision, and order does not exceed $2,500. If the court is satisfied that the findings, decision, and order was entered in accordance with the requirements of this Division and the applicable municipal ordinance and that the defendant had an opportunity for a hearing under this Division and for judicial review as provided in this Division:
        (1) The court shall render judgment in favor of the
    
municipality and against the defendant for the amount indicated in the findings, decision and order, plus costs. The judgment shall have the same effect and may be enforced in the same manner as other judgments for the recovery of money.
        (2) The court may also issue any other orders and
    
injunctions that are requested by the municipality to enforce the order of the hearing officer to correct a code violation.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-60

    (65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-60)
    Sec. 1-2.2-60. Adoption of Division by municipality. This Division may be adopted by a non-home rule municipality by incorporating the provisions of this Division in an ordinance and by passing and publishing the ordinance in the manner provided in Division 2 of Article 1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-777, eff. 1-1-99.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 3

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 3 heading)
DIVISION 3. INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE
OF CERTAIN CONSTRUCTION
REGULATIONS

65 ILCS 5/1-3-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-1)
    Sec. 1-3-1. As used in the text of this Division 3, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated as follows, unless the context otherwise requires:
    (a) "Municipality" means any city, village or incorporated town having power to legislate on the subject matters mentioned in this Code;
    (b) "Regulations" means any published compilation of rules and regulations which have been prepared by nationally recognized technical trade or service associations and shall include specifically, building codes; plumbing codes; electrical wiring codes; fire prevention codes; codes for the slaughtering, processing, and selling of meats and meat products for human consumption; codes for the production, pasteurizing and sale of milk and milk products;
    (c) "Public record" means any municipal, state, or federal statute, rule, or regulation and any ordinance or resolution of the county in which the municipality is located, adopted prior to the exercise by any municipality of the authority to incorporate by reference herein granted; however, this definition shall not include the municipal ordinances, rules or regulations of any municipality except those of the municipality which is exercising the right to incorporate by reference, nor shall this definition include the state laws, rules, or regulations of any state other than the State of Illinois;
    (d) "Published" means printed, lithographed, multigraphed, mimeographed, or otherwise reproduced.
(Source: P.A. 76-111.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-2

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-2)
    Sec. 1-3-2. Adoption by reference; regulations and public records. A municipality may adopt by reference, as criteria for the issuance of construction, reconstruction, alteration, or installation permits, all or part of the provisions of regulations without setting forth those provisions in full if at least one copy of those regulations is filed in the office of the clerk of the municipality and is kept available for public use, inspection, and examination. A municipality may likewise adopt by reference the provisions of public records if at least 3 copies of the public record are filed with and kept on file in the office of the clerk of the municipality as provided for regulations. The filing requirement is not deemed to be complied with unless the required copy of the regulations or copies of the public record are filed with the clerk of the municipality for a period of 30 days before the adoption of the ordinance that incorporates the regulations or public record by reference. Regulations or a public record of a jurisdiction other than the State of Illinois may not be adopted by reference covering any subject matter for which standards are available in any public record of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 89-266, eff. 1-1-96.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-2a

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-2a) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-2a)
    Sec. 1-3-2a.
    Any municipality is authorized to adopt by reference the county subdivision code of the county wherein such municipality is situated, without setting forth the provisions of such code in full, provided that at least 3 copies of such code which is incorporated or adopted by reference are filed in the office of the clerk of the municipality at least 15 days prior to adoption of the ordinance which incorporates such code by reference and there kept available for public use, inspection and examination.
(Source: P.A. 76-105.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-3

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-3)
    Sec. 1-3-3. Nothing contained in this Division 3 shall be deemed to relieve any municipality from the requirement of publishing the ordinance in full which adopts such regulations or public record by reference, and all provisions applicable to such publication shall be fully and completely carried out as if no regulations or public record was incorporated therein.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-4

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-4)
    Sec. 1-3-4. Nothing contained in this Division 3 shall be deemed to permit the adoption of the penalty clauses by reference which may be established in the regulations or public record which is being incorporated by reference, and such penalty clauses shall be set forth in full in the adopting ordinance and be published along with and in the same manner as the adopting ordinance is required to be published.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-5

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-5)
    Sec. 1-3-5. Any amendment which may be made to any regulations or public record incorporated by reference by a municipality hereunder, may be likewise adopted by reference provided that the required number of amended or corrected copies are filed with the clerk of such municipality for inspection, use, and examination by the public. Ordinances adopting amendments by reference shall be required to be published as any other ordinances of the municipality and the requirement as to prior filing before passage shall apply likewise to amendments.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-3-6

    (65 ILCS 5/1-3-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-3-6)
    Sec. 1-3-6. Any municipality which has heretofore enacted a regulation or public record by reference thereto shall not be required to re-enact such regulation or public record by reason of this Division 3, and all previous incorporations by reference which would have been valid if this Division 3 had then been in effect, are hereby ratified and declared effective, provided, however, that the requisite number of copies are forthwith filed with the clerk of such municipality, if they have not already been so filed.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 4

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 4 heading)
DIVISION 4. ACTIONS AGAINST AND
LIABILITIES OF MUNICIPALITIES

65 ILCS 5/1-4-5

    (65 ILCS 5/1-4-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-4-5)
    Sec. 1-4-5. In case any injury to the person or property of another is caused by a member of the police department of a municipality having a population of 500,000 or over, while the member is engaged in the performance of his or her duties as a police officer, and without the contributory negligence of the injured person or the owner of the injured property, or the agent or servant of the injured person or owner, the municipality in whose behalf the member of the municipal police department is performing his or her duties as a police officer shall indemnify the police officer for any judgment recovered against him or her as the result of such injury, except where the injury results from the wilful misconduct of the police officer. A municipality, which is not otherwise required to indemnify pursuant to this Section, may indemnify a police officer for any judgment recovered against him or her for injuries sustained as a result of the police officer's performance of his duties as a police officer.
    For the purposes of this section no civilian defense worker, nor any member of any agency engaged in any civilian defense activity, performing services as a part of any civilian defense program, shall be considered to be a member of a municipal police department.
    If any person in obeying the command of any such police officer to assist in arresting or securing an offender is killed or injured or his or her property or that of his or her employer is damaged and such death, injury or damage arises out of and in the course of aiding such police officer in arresting or endeavoring to arrest a person or retaking or endeavoring to retake a person who has escaped from legal custody, the person or employer so injured or whose property is so damaged or the personal representatives of the person so killed shall have a cause of action to recover the amount of such damage or injury against the municipal corporation by which such police officer is employed at the time such command is obeyed.
(Source: P.A. 84-551.)

65 ILCS 5/1-4-6

    (65 ILCS 5/1-4-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-4-6)
    Sec. 1-4-6. In case any injury to the person or property of another is caused by a member of the police department of a municipality having a population of less than 500,000 while the member is engaged in the performance of his or her duties as a police officer, and without the contributory negligence of the injured person or the owner of the injured property, or the agent or servant of the injured person or owner, the municipality in whose behalf the member of the municipal police department is performing his or her duties as police officer shall indemnify the police officer for any judgment recovered against him or her as the result of such injury, except where the injury results from the wilful misconduct of the police officer, to the extent of not to exceed $1,000,000 including costs of the action. Any police officer, or any person who, at the time of performing such an act complained of, was a police officer, who is made a party defendant to any such action shall, within 10 days of service of process upon him or her, notify the municipality by whom he or she is or was employed, of the fact that the action has been instituted, and that he or she has been made a party defendant to the same. Such notice shall be in writing, and shall be filed in the office of the city attorney or corporation counsel, if there is a city attorney or corporation counsel, and also in the office of the municipal clerk, either by himself, his or her agent, or attorney. The notice shall state in substance, that such police officer, (naming him or her), has been served with process and made a party defendant to an action wherein it is claimed that a person has suffered injury to his or her person or property caused by such police officer; stating the title and number of the case; the court wherein the same is pending; and the date such police officer was served with process in such action, and made a party defendant thereto. The municipality which is or may be liable to indemnify the police officer shall have the right to intervene in the suit against the police officer, and shall be permitted to appear and defend. The duty of the city to indemnify any such policeman for any judgment recovered against him shall be conditioned upon receiving notice of the filing of any such action in the manner and form hereinabove described.
    For the purposes of this Section, no civilian defense worker, nor any member of any agency engaged in any civilian defense activity, performing services as a part of any civilian defense program, shall be considered to be a member of a municipal police department.
    If any person in obeying the command of any such policeman to assist in arresting or securing an offender is killed or injured, or his or her property or that of his or her employer is damaged, and such death, injury or damage arises out of and in the course of aiding such policeman in arresting, or endeavoring to arrest, a person or retaking or endeavoring to re-take a person who has escaped from legal custody, the person or employer so injured, or whose property is so damaged, or the personal representatives of the person so killed, shall have a cause of action to recover the amount of such damage or injury against the municipal corporation by which such police officer is employed at the time such command is obeyed.
    If a police officer is acting within a municipality other than his or her employing municipality under an agreement pursuant to Section 11-1-2.1, the liability or obligation to indemnify imposed by this Section does not extend to both municipalities. Only that municipality designated by the agreement is subject to such liability or obligation to indemnify, but, if the agreement is silent as to such liability or obligation, then the municipality by which the police officer is employed is subject to such liability or obligation.
    If a police officer is acting within a municipality other than his or her employing municipality under the provisions of Section 1-4-8, the liability or obligation to indemnify imposed by this Section shall be the liability or obligation of the requesting municipality only. The notice required in this Section 1-4-6 shall be given to the municipality in which he was acting if other than his employing municipality.
(Source: P.A. 92-810, eff. 8-21-02.)

65 ILCS 5/1-4-7

    (65 ILCS 5/1-4-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-4-7)
    Sec. 1-4-7. The municipality shall be liable for any injury occasioned by actionable wrong to property by the removal, destruction or vacation, in whole or in part, of any unsafe or unsanitary building, by any municipal officer, board or employee charged with authority to order or execute such removal, destruction or vacation, if such removal, destruction or vacation is pursuant to valid statutes, ordinances or regulations, and if such officer, board or employee has acted in good faith, with reasonable care and probable cause.
(Source: Laws 1961, par. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-4-8

    (65 ILCS 5/1-4-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-4-8)
    Sec. 1-4-8. In addition to the powers of the police of any municipality under Section 7-4-8 of this Act, the corporate authorities of any municipality under 500,000 population may request of any other such municipality or municipalities its police and police department equipment, and any such requested municipality may furnish its policemen and police department equipment, to aid the requesting municipality in suppressing or attempting to suppress, any mob action, riot or civil disturbance occurring within the requesting municipality, to preserve the peace, and to protect the lives, rights and property of citizens, regardless of whether any mutual assistance agreement exists under Section 11-1-2.1 of this Act.
    Any municipality requesting and receiving such assistance from another jurisdiction shall be liable or obligated to indemnify the furnishing police department for any of its equipment damaged or destroyed, and the individual policemen so furnished for any material damage to property, injury to his person or on account of his death, resulting from the unlawful activities performed or caused by the mob action, riot or civil disturbance, being or attempted to be suppressed by the requesting municipality.
    Municipalities requesting police assistance under this Section shall also be liable for any liability or obligation to indemnify the furnished policeman, their legal representatives in case of death, or the furnishing municipality or police department, as the case may be, for any liability or obligation to indemnify created by Section 1-4-5 and 1-4-6 which may occur as a result of any police assistance furnished under this Section.
    Policemen furnished to other municipalities under this Section have all the powers of the police officers of the requesting municipality and are subject to the direction of the chief of police of the requesting municipality; however, they shall retain all their pension and disability rights while so furnished and working outside of their police district or territory.
    The corporate authorities of any municipality included in this Section may contract to procure necessary liability insurance to cover any liability created or imposed by this Section.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 26.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 5

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 5 heading)
DIVISION 5. TAXPAYER SUITS

65 ILCS 5/1-5-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-5-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-5-1)
    Sec. 1-5-1. A suit may be brought by any taxpayer, in the name and for the benefit of the municipality, against any person to recover any money or property belonging to the municipality, or for any money which may have been paid, expended, or released without authority of law. But such a taxpayer shall file a bond for all costs, and shall be liable for all costs in case the municipality is defeated in the suit, and judgment shall be rendered accordingly.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 6

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 6 heading)
DIVISION 6. COMPETENCY OF MUNICIPAL
INHABITANTS TO SERVE AS JUDGE OR JUROR
(Heading amended by P.A. 79-1361)

65 ILCS 5/1-6-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-6-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-6-1)
    Sec. 1-6-1. No person shall be incompetent to serve as judge or juror by reason of his or her being an inhabitant or owner or life tenant in real estate in a municipality, in any action or proceeding in which that municipality may be a party in interest.
(Source: P.A. 84-551.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 7

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 7 heading)
DIVISION 7. CENSUS PROVISIONS

65 ILCS 5/1-7-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-7-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-7-1)
    Sec. 1-7-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for the taking of a municipal census, not oftener than once each year provided such census is conducted by the Federal Government.
(Source: P.A. 76-985.)

65 ILCS 5/1-7-2

    (65 ILCS 5/1-7-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-7-2)
    Sec. 1-7-2. Whenever in this Code any provision thereof is based upon the number of inhabitants, the number of inhabitants of the municipality shall be determined by reference to the latest census taken by authority of the United States or this state, or of that municipality. It is the duty of the Secretary of State, upon the publication of any state or United States census or the certification of any municipal census referenced under Section 1-7-1, to certify to each municipality the number of inhabitants, as shown by that census. In the event that a partial census is conducted pursuant to Section 1-7-1, the Secretary of State shall certify the total number of inhabitants of the municipality as the number reflected by the last complete census of the municipality adjusted by the net increase or decrease reflected by the partial census. And the several courts in this state shall take judicial notice of the population of any municipality, as the population appears from the latest federal, state, or municipal census so taken, certified, and adjusted.
(Source: P.A. 96-372, eff. 8-13-09.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 8

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 8 heading)
DIVISION 8. MEMBERSHIP IN ILLINOIS
MUNICIPAL LEAGUE

65 ILCS 5/1-8-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-8-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-8-1)
    Sec. 1-8-1. The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide for joining the municipality in membership in the Illinois Municipal League, an unincorporated, nonprofit, nonpolitical association of Illinois cities, villages and incorporated towns and may provide for the payment of annual membership dues and fees. The member cities, villages and incorporated towns acting by, through and in the name of such instrumentality may provide and disseminate information and research services, and may do all other acts for the purpose of improving local government.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 9

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 1 Div. 9 heading)
DIVISION 9. CUMULATIVE EFFECT, SAVINGS
CLAUSES, REPEAL, OTHER PROVISIONS

65 ILCS 5/1-9-1

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-1)
    Sec. 1-9-1. The provisions of this Code shall be cumulative in effect and if any provision is inconsistent with another provision of this Code or with any other Act not expressly repealed by Section 1-9-8, it shall be considered as an alternative or additional power and not as a limitation upon any other power granted to or possessed by municipalities. But the provisions of this Code shall not be considered as impairing, altering, modifying, or repealing any of the jurisdiction or powers possessed by any department, board, commission, or officer of the state government immediately prior to the effective date of this Code.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-9-2

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-2)
    Sec. 1-9-2. The repeal of the acts or parts thereof specified in Section 1-9-8 shall not (1) affect suits pending or rights existing immediately prior to the effective date of this Code; (2) impair, avoid, or affect any grant or conveyance made or right acquired or cause of action now existing under any such repealed act or amendment thereto; or (3) affect or impair the validity of any bond or other obligation issued or sold and constituting a valid obligation of the issuing authority immediately prior to the effective date of this Code. The repeal of any validating act or part thereof shall not avoid the effect of the validation. No act repealed by Section 1-9-8 shall repeal any act or part thereof which embraces the same or a similar subject matter as the act repealed.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-9-3

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-3)
    Sec. 1-9-3. The provisions of this Code insofar as they are the same or substantially the same as those of any prior statute, shall be construed as a continuation of such prior statute and not as a new enactment.
    If in any other statute reference is made to an act of the General Assembly, or a section of such an act, which is continued in this Code, such reference shall be held to refer to the act or section thereof so continued in this Code.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-9-4

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-4)
    Sec. 1-9-4. Any bond or other evidence of indebtedness issued under the provisions of any act repealed by this Code which is outstanding and unpaid on the effective date of this Code shall be amortized and retired by taxation or revenue in the manner provided by the act under which such indebtedness was incurred, notwithstanding the repeal of such act.
    However, the provisions of this section shall not be construed to prevent the refunding of any such indebtedness under the provisions of this Code or as may be otherwise provided by law.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-9-5

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-5)
    Sec. 1-9-5. Article, division or section headings contained herein shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or in any manner affect the scope, meaning or intent of the provisions of any article, division or section hereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-9-6

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-6)
    Sec. 1-9-6. The invalidity of any provision of this Code shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this Code.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-9-7

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-7)
    Sec. 1-9-7. Where, in this Code, reference is made to a section, division or article by its number and no act is specified, the reference is to the correspondingly numbered section, division or article of this Code. Where reference is made to "this article" or "this division" or "this section" and no Act is specified, the reference is to the article, division or section of this Code in which the reference appears. If any section, division or article of this Code is hereafter amended, the reference shall thereafter be treated and considered as a reference to the section, division or article as so amended.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-9-8

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-8)
    Sec. 1-9-8. The following acts and parts of acts are repealed except as provided in Section 1-9-9:
    "An Act authorizing any city of this State having a population of less than 100,000 inhabitants, which has established and is supporting a public hospital, to reconstruct, improve, make extensions, repair and equip such public hospital, and to prescribe the mode of procedure for and to regulate the issuance and sale of bonds to finance such works, undertakings and projects," approved January 16, 1936, as amended;
    "An Act to regulate the civil service of cities," approved March 20, 1895, as amended;
    "An Act to authorize cities to establish houses of correction and farm colonies within the corporate limits and outside the corporate limits within the same county and authorize the confinement of convicted persons therein," approved April 25, 1871, as amended;
    Section 21c of "An Act in relation to motor vehicles and to repeal a certain act therein named," approved June 30, 1919, as amended;
    "An Act authorizing cities, towns and villages to permit the construction of surface and elevated ways," approved May 25, 1907;
    "An Act authorizing cities, towns and villages to construct and maintain surface and elevated ways, and turn the same over to public park corporate authorities," approved May 25, 1907;
    "An Act to authorize cities to open streets through parks," approved June 27, 1913;
    "An Act in relation to the joint ownership and operation of municipal buildings," approved July 13, 1955;
    "An Act to enable cities, towns and villages organized under any law to regulate, license and control wagons and other vehicles," approved June 28, 1913, as amended;
    "An Act authorizing cities and villages to provide for the payment of allowances of money to the families or dependents of policemen and firemen killed or fatally injured while in the performance of their duties and authorizing such cities and villages to provide medical care and hospital treatment in case of accident to policemen and firemen," approved June 27, 1921, as amended;
    "An Act to authorize cities, villages and incorporated towns to procure certain insurance policies for the benefit of volunteer firemen," approved July 17, 1941;
    "An Act to provide for the recording of building permits issued by any municipality in counties containing 500,000 or more inhabitants," approved July 13, 1955, as amended;
    "An Act to provide for the creation, setting apart, maintenance and administration of a Board of Election Commissioner's Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund in cities having a population of more than two hundred thousand (200,000) inhabitants in which any Board of Election Commissioners is functioning in accordance with law," approved July 8, 1935, as amended;
    "An Act in relation to the payment of pensions from the corporate fund of cities having a population exceeding two hundred thousand inhabitants," approved July 5, 1935;
    "An Act in relation to audits of the accounts of cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population not exceeding 500,000," approved July 3, 1951, as amended;
    "The Industrial Building Revenue Bond Act of 1951," approved August 2, 1951, as amended;
    "An Act to provide for the setting apart, formation and disbursement of a police pension fund in cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population of not more than 200,000 inhabitants," approved June 14, 1909, as amended;
    "An Act to provide for the creation, setting apart, maintenance and administration of a firemen's annuity and benefit fund in cities having a population exceeding five hundred thousand inhabitants," approved June 12, 1931, as amended;
    "An Act to provide for the creation, setting apart, maintenance and administration of a policemen's annuity and benefit fund in cities having a population exceeding two hundred thousand inhabitants," approved June 29, 1921, as amended;
    "An Act to create an organization and a fund for the pensioning of disabled fire insurance patrolmen, and the widows and children of deceased patrolmen, and authorizing the retirement from service and the pensioning of members of the fire insurance patrol in cities, villages and towns where the population exceeds 50,000 inhabitants having a paid fire insurance patrol," approved June 24, 1895, as amended;
    All of "The Revised Cities and Villages Act," approved August 15, 1941, as amended, except Article 21 of said Revised Cities and Villages Act.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/1-9-9

    (65 ILCS 5/1-9-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 1-9-9)
    Sec. 1-9-9. Nothing in this Code shall be construed to repeal any section of the various laws of which this Code is comprised when such section is the subject of an amendment enacted by the Seventy-Second General Assembly and which becomes law. Furthermore, it is the intent of the General Assembly that the corresponding section of this Code shall be construed with such amended section so as to give effect to such amendment as if it was made a part of this Code.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 2 heading)
ARTICLE 2
ORGANIZATION OF MUNICIPALITIES

65 ILCS 5/Art. 2 Div. 1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 2 Div. 1 heading)
DIVISION 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

65 ILCS 5/2-1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/2-1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-1-1)
    Sec. 2-1-1. All courts shall take judicial notice of the existence of all cities and villages incorporated under this Code, of the changes made in their territory, and of the change of incorporation of any municipality from its former incorporation to its incorporation under this Code. From the time of incorporation, or change of incorporation under this Code, this Code shall apply to such cities and villages. Laws in conflict with this Code shall no longer apply to such cities and villages. But laws not inconsistent with the provisions of this Code shall continue in force and apply to any such city or village, the same as if the incorporation or change of incorporation has not taken place.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/2-1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-1-2)
    Sec. 2-1-2. No municipality shall incorporate under any other general law which may be in force for the incorporation of municipalities.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/2-1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-1-3)
    Sec. 2-1-3. All ordinances, resolutions, and by-laws in force in any municipality when it incorporates under this Code, shall continue in full force and effect until repealed or amended, notwithstanding the change in corporate organization. Change in corporate organization shall not effect a change in the legal identity, as a corporation, of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/2-1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-1-4)
    Sec. 2-1-4. All rights and property of every kind and description, which were vested in any municipality, shall vest in the same city or village upon its incorporation under this Code. No change in corporate organization shall affect adversely any existing rights in favor of or liabilities against any municipality. No suit or prosecution of any kind that involves any municipality shall be affected by any change in corporate organization of the municipality, but the suit or prosecution shall stand and progress as if no change in corporate organization had been made. However, when a change in corporate organization of any municipality makes applicable a provision in this Code that gives a different remedy, the remedy shall be cumulative to the remedies before provided.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-1-5

    (65 ILCS 5/2-1-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-1-5)
    Sec. 2-1-5. The chief executive officer of any city or village which has incorporated under this Code, within 3 months after incorporation, shall file with the recorder of the county specified in Section 2-2-6, a certified copy of the record of the court, or of the city or village, in the matter of the organization, showing the canvass of the votes and the result of the election, whereby the city or village was incorporated. The recorder shall record this certified copy. Thereupon the recorder shall immediately transmit the certified copy to the Secretary of State together with his certificate of recordation. If it appears from the recitals in the documents that this Code has been duly complied with, the Secretary of State shall file the documents and issue his certificate of approval over his signature and the great seal of State. The Secretary of State shall make and keep a register of cities and villages incorporated under this Code. He shall also keep all registers of municipalities made under any previous statute.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)

65 ILCS 5/2-1-6

    (65 ILCS 5/2-1-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-1-6)
    Sec. 2-1-6. Any existing municipality which, more than 75 years prior to July 1, 1955, changed its corporate organization under the provisions of "An Act to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages", approved April 10, 1872, but no certified copy of the entry made on the records of such municipality or county court of the canvass of the votes showing the result of the election to change its corporate organization was filed with the Secretary of State as provided in said Act of 1872 and the records of such entry have been lost or destroyed, such municipality by its chief executive officer may file with the Secretary of State and the County Recorder such secondary evidence of the holding and result of such election as may be available. Thereupon the Secretary of State shall issue a certificate of approval provided for in Section 2-1-5 and such municipality shall be considered for all purposes to have been duly incorporated as a city or village, as the case may be, since the date of such election.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-1-7

    (65 ILCS 5/2-1-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-1-7)
    Sec. 2-1-7. Before action is had upon any petition for incorporation of a city or village, the name proposed to be given to such municipality shall be filed with the Secretary of State. If it appears from information in his office that the proposed name has not been adopted by any municipality, the Secretary of State shall grant a certificate so stating. If the proposed name is the same as the name of another municipality in Illinois, the Secretary of State shall inform the petitioners thereof. Thereupon, the petitioners may file another proposed name with the Secretary of State and they may proceed in the manner set forth in this section. No action shall be taken on the petition for incorporation until the Secretary of State has issued such certificate.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1937.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 2 Div. 2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 2 Div. 2 heading)
DIVISION 2. INCORPORATION OF CITIES

65 ILCS 5/2-2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/2-2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-2-1)
    Sec. 2-2-1. Whenever a number of electors of a city equal to 1/8 of the electors of the city voting at the last preceding municipal election petition for the submission of the question whether the city shall incorporate under this Code to a vote of the electors in the city, the municipal clerk shall certify this question for submission to a vote of the electors of the city at an election in accordance with the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/2-2-1.1

    (65 ILCS 5/2-2-1.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-2-1.1)
    Sec. 2-2-1.1. As used in this Division 2, "immobile dwelling" means any dwelling place except a tent, camp trailer, house car or house trailer whether or not such tent, camp trailer, house car or house trailer is placed on a foundation or otherwise permanently affixed to the realty.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 1932.)

65 ILCS 5/2-2-3

    (65 ILCS 5/2-2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-2-3)
    Sec. 2-2-3. The question shall be in substantially the following form:
--------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall the city of....        YES
incorporate as a city under   --------------------------------
the general law?                  NO
--------------------------------------------------------------
The corporate authorities shall cause the result of the canvass to be entered on the records of the city. If a majority of the votes cast at the election favor incorporation as a city under the general law, the city is incorporated under this Code. Thereupon, the city officers then in office shall exercise the powers conferred upon like officers in this Code, until their successors are elected and have qualified.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/2-2-4

    (65 ILCS 5/2-2-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-2-4)
    Sec. 2-2-4. Any incorporated town or village having a population of not less than 2,500 persons including 2,000 living in immobile dwellings, may incorporate as a city in like manner as is provided in Sections 2-2-1 through 2-2-3. In all such cases, however, the President and Trustees of the village or incorporated town, respectively, shall perform the same duties relative to such change of organization as are required by Sections 2-2-1 through 2-2-3 to be performed by the Mayor or corporate authorities of cities. The change of form of incorporation, if the vote is in favor thereof, shall not take effect until city officers are elected and have qualified as specified in Section 2-2-9. Until such time the presently serving incorporated town or village officers shall continue to conduct the affairs of the incorporated town or village in the usual manner.
    The question whether an incorporated town or village shall incorporate as a city under this Code shall not be presented more often than once in 4 years in such incorporated town or village.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 1880.)

65 ILCS 5/2-2-5

    (65 ILCS 5/2-2-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-2-5)
    Sec. 2-2-5. Whenever any area of contiguous territory, not exceeding 4 square miles, and not already included within the corporate limits of any municipality has residing thereon a population of not less than 2,500 persons, including 2,000 living in immobile dwellings, it may be incorporated as a city as follows. Whenever in any county with more than 1,000,000 inhabitants any area of contiguous territory not exceeding 4 square miles and not already included within the corporate limits of any municipality, has residing within the area all of the registered voters of a township who are not already included within the corporate limits of any municipality, is wholly bounded by a single municipality, and contains more than 1,200 residents, it may be incorporated as follows. If such area contains fewer than 7,500 residents and lies within 1 1/2 miles of the boundary line of any existing municipality, the consent of such existing municipality must be obtained before such area may be incorporated.
(Source: P.A. 85-1449.)

65 ILCS 5/2-2-6

    (65 ILCS 5/2-2-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-2-6)
    Sec. 2-2-6.
    Any 200 electors residing within the area may file with the circuit clerk of the county in which the area is situated, a petition addressed to the circuit court. The petition shall set forth (1) a definite description of the lands intended to be embraced in the proposed city, and a statement that no part of the territory lies within 1 1/2 miles of the boundary line of any existing municipality which has not consented to such incorporation, (2) the number of inhabitants residing therein, (3) the name of the proposed city, and (4) a prayer that a question be submitted to the electors residing within the limits of the proposed city, whether they will incorporate as a city under this Code. The petition need not set forth that no part of the territory lies within 1 1/2 miles of the boundary line of any existing municipality which has not consented to such incorporation, if the area proposed to be incorporated has residing therein a population of 7,500 or more residents. The court within 5 days after the petition is filed shall enter an order fixing the time for the hearing upon the petition and the day for the hearing shall be not less than 25 nor more than 35 days after the filing of the petition.
    The petitioners shall give notice of the incorporation petition not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the date set for hearing. This notice shall state that a petition for incorporation has been filed and give the substance thereof including a description of the territory to be incorporated, the number of persons residing within the territory, and the date fixed for hearing. This notice shall be given by publication thereof at least once in one or more newspapers published in the proposed city or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the proposed city.
(Source: P.A. 78-852.)

65 ILCS 5/2-2-7

    (65 ILCS 5/2-2-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-2-7)
    Sec. 2-2-7. After the filing of the petition but not less than 5 days prior to the date fixed for hearing, any person owning real property or residing within the territory described in the petition or any other interested person may file with the circuit clerk his objections (1) that the territory described in the petition is not contiguous territory, (2) that the territory or some portion thereof is already included within another municipality, (3) that the territory has residing therein fewer than 7,500 residents and some portion of the territory lies within 1 1/2 miles of the boundary line of an existing municipality which has not consented to the incorporation, (4) that the territory exceeds 4 square miles, (5) that the petition is not signed by the requisite number of electors, (6) that the requisite number of persons do not reside within the territory described in the petition, (7) that the description of the territory contained in the petition is inaccurate or inadequate, or (8) that the incorporation adversely affects an existing municipality, within 1 1/2 miles of the boundaries of the territory described in the petition, with respect to its ability to perform and render necessary governmental services.
    The cause shall be heard without further pleadings. At the hearing the objector may be heard in person or by counsel.
    With respect to objection number (8) above, the objector shall have the burden of proving the allegations of the objection. If, upon hearing such objection, the court determines that the allegations have been sustained, but that the objection can be overcome by modification of the boundaries of the territory described in the petition, such petition shall not be dismissed, but the petitioners shall be permitted to so modify the petition before prove-up.
    If petitioners fail to prove the allegation of the petition, the petition shall be dismissed, but if the petitioners prove the allegations of the petition to be true the court shall enter an order making findings of fact in accordance with the proof adduced. The order shall also designate at which election the question of incorporation shall be submitted.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

65 ILCS 5/2-2-8

    (65 ILCS 5/2-2-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-2-8)
    Sec. 2-2-8. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the territory (here describe         YES
it) be incorporated as a city under        -------------------
the general law?                               NO
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    The result of the election shall be entered of record in the court. If a majority of the votes cast at the election favor incorporation as a city under the general law, the inhabitants of the territory described in the petition are incorporated as a city under this Code, with the name stated in the petition.
    Appeals may be taken as in other civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 83-343.)

65 ILCS 5/2-2-9

    (65 ILCS 5/2-2-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-2-9)
    Sec. 2-2-9. The election for city officers in any incorporated town or village which has voted to incorporate as a city shall be held at the time of the next regularly scheduled election for officers, in accordance with the general election law. The corporate authorities of such incorporated town or village shall cause the result to be entered upon the records of the city. Aldermen may be elected on a general ticket at the election.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)

65 ILCS 5/2-2-10

    (65 ILCS 5/2-2-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-2-10)
    Sec. 2-2-10. Where cities are incorporated under Sections 2-2-5 through 2-2-8, the court, specified in such sections, shall cause the circuit court clerk to perform the same duties relating thereto as are required of the municipal clerk by the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)

65 ILCS 5/2-2-11

    (65 ILCS 5/2-2-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-2-11)
    Sec. 2-2-11. The city officers elected at the initial election under either Section 2-2-9 or Section 2-2-10 shall hold their respective offices for such terms as are otherwise provided in this Code and until the next general municipal election provided therefor when their successors are elected and have qualified.
    All city officers elected after such first election shall hold their respective offices for such terms as are otherwise provided for in this Code.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)

65 ILCS 5/2-2-12

    (65 ILCS 5/2-2-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-2-12)
    Sec. 2-2-12. Cities incorporated under this Code shall be bodies politic and corporate under the name of "City of (name)," and under that name may sue and be sued, contract and be contracted with, acquire and hold real and personal property for corporate purposes, have a corporate seal, changeable at pleasure, and exercise all the powers hereinafter conferred.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-2-13

    (65 ILCS 5/2-2-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-2-13)
    Sec. 2-2-13. Any city office, in which deeds, mortgages, or other instruments were required or authorized to be recorded by the city's special charter in lieu of recording the instruments in the office of the recorder in the county where the city, or a major portion thereof, is situated, shall be discontinued whenever the city is incorporated under this Code. The city officer, who holds this office and has custody of the records, books, and papers of the office, shall deliver them to the recorder of the county specified in this section, and shall take the receipt of the recorder therefor. Thereafter, these records, books, and papers shall be a part of the records of the recorder's office and shall have the same legal effect as if they had been originally a part of the records of the recorder's office. They, or certified transcripts made therefrom, shall have the same force and effect as evidence as other records in the recorder's office.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)

65 ILCS 5/2-2-14

    (65 ILCS 5/2-2-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-2-14)
    Sec. 2-2-14.
    In any county of between 150,000 and 1,000,000 population which has adopted an official plan under "An Act to provide for regional planning and for the creation, organization and powers of regional planning commissions", approved June 25, 1929, as amended, the county board, by resolution, may provide that before the question of incorporating a city under this Division is submitted to the electors in response to a petition filed under Section 2-2-6 the county board must first determine that (1) the proposed incorporation is compatible with the official plan for the development of the county, and (2) the lands described in the petition as intended to be embraced in the proposed city constitute a sufficient tax base as will insure the ability of the city to provide all necessary municipal services to its inhabitants. When such a resolution is in effect, the court in which such a petition is filed shall first require a showing that those determinations have been made by the county board. If no such showing is made the court shall deny the petition. If such a showing is made, the court shall proceed as provided in Section 2-2-6.
(Source: P.A. 76-676.)

65 ILCS 5/2-2-15

    (65 ILCS 5/2-2-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-2-15)
    Sec. 2-2-15. Each boundary of the municipality shall extend to the far side of any adjacent highway not included in any other municipality and shall include all of every highway within the area incorporated. These highways shall be considered to be incorporated even though not included in the legal description set forth in the petition for incorporation. When any land proposed to be incorporated includes any highway under the jurisdiction of any township, the township commissioner of highways and the board of town trustees shall be notified in writing by certified or registered mail before any court hearing or other action is taken for incorporation. If any municipality has been incorporated before January 1, 1986 and the legal description in the petition for incorporation did not include an adjacent highway, any such incorporation shall be valid and every highway adjacent to the area incorporated and not included in any other municipality shall be considered to be incorporated, notwithstanding the failure of the petition to incorporate to include the description of the adjacent highway.
(Source: P.A. 84-898.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 2 Div. 3

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 2 Div. 3 heading)
DIVISION 3. INCORPORATION OF VILLAGES

65 ILCS 5/2-3-1

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-1)
    Sec. 2-3-1. Whenever 30 electors in any incorporated town petition the corporate authorities of the town to submit a question whether the town will incorporate as a village under this Code, to the decision of the electors thereof, the question shall be certified and submitted for the electors of the town and shall be conducted in the manner prescribed by the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-1.1

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-1.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-1.1)
    Sec. 2-3-1.1. As used in this Division 3, "immobile dwelling" means any dwelling place except a tent, camp trailer or house car whether or not such tent, camp trailer or house car is placed on a foundation or otherwise affixed to the realty, and except a house trailer, unless such house trailer is situated on a support system and is assessed as real property pursuant to the Property Tax Code.
(Source: P.A. 96-1477, eff. 1-1-11.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-2

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-2)
    Sec. 2-3-2. The question shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the incorporated town of         YES
.... incorporate as a village under    -----------------------
the general law?                           NO
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(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-3

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-3)
    Sec. 2-3-3. The corporate authorities shall cause a statement of the result of the referendum to be entered upon the records of the town.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-4

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-4)
    Sec. 2-3-4. If a majority of the votes cast on such question favor incorporation as a village under the general law, such town is incorporated as a village under this Code. The town officers then in office shall continue as like officers of the village until their respective successors are elected or appointed under this Code.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-5

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-5)
    Sec. 2-3-5. Incorporation of village; petition. Whenever in any county of less than 150,000 population as determined by the last preceding federal census, any area of contiguous territory, not exceeding 2 square miles, not already included within the corporate limits of any municipality, has residing thereon at least 200 inhabitants living in dwellings other than those designed to be mobile, and is owned by at least 30 different owners, it may be incorporated as a village as follows:
    35 electors residing within the area may file with the circuit clerk of the county in which such area is situated a petition addressed to the circuit court for that county.
    The petition shall set forth (1) a definite description of the lands intended to be embraced in the proposed village, (2) the number of inhabitants residing therein, (3) the name of the proposed village, and (4) a prayer that a question be submitted to the electors residing within the limits of the proposed village whether they will incorporate as a village under this Code.
    If the area contains fewer than 7,500 residents and lies within 1 1/2 miles of the boundary line of any existing municipality, the consent of the existing municipality must be obtained before the area may be incorporated. No area in a county with a population of 150,000 or more that is incorporating under the provisions of this Section shall need to obtain the consent of any existing municipality before the area may be incorporated.
    In addition, any contiguous territory in a county of 150,000 or more population which otherwise meets the requirements of this Section may be incorporated as a village pursuant to the provisions of this Section if (1) any part of such territory is situated within 10 miles of a county with a population less than 150,000 and a petition is filed pursuant to this Section before January 1, 1991 or (2) any part of the territory is situated within 25 miles of the Illinois state line in a county having a population, according to the 1990 federal decennial census, of at least 150,000 but less than 185,000 and a petition is filed pursuant to this Section before January 1, 1998.
    In addition, contiguous territory not exceeding 2 square miles in a county with a population of not less than 187,000 and not more than 190,000 that otherwise meets the requirements of this Section may be incorporated as a village pursuant to the provisions of this Section if (1) any part of the territory is situated within 13 miles of a county with a population of less than 38,000 and more than 36,000 and (2) a petition is filed in the manner provided in this Section before January 1, 2005. The requirements of Section 2-3-18 concerning compatibility with the official plan for development of the county shall not apply to any territory seeking incorporation under this paragraph.
    In addition, contiguous territory not exceeding 0.7 square miles having not less than 1,400 and not more than 1,600 inhabitants, as determined by the 2000 federal decennial census, living in dwellings other than those designed to be mobile, located in a county of not less than 600,000 and not more than 650,000 inhabitants, as determined by the 2000 federal decennial census, that otherwise meets the requirements of this Section may be incorporated as a village pursuant to the provisions of this Section if the territory includes a contiguous body of water of not less than 30 acres and not more than 45 acres. The petition to the court required by this Section shall in the case of the area described in this paragraph also include a comprehensive plan that specifically details the services that the newly incorporated municipality shall provide and the estimated initial annual cost of those services. If the area is incorporated following referendum approval, then the newly incorporated municipality must directly provide or contract for 24-hours-per-day, 7-days-per-week law enforcement services. The consent of a municipality need not be obtained before the territory may be incorporated. The requirements of Section 2-3-18 concerning compatibility with the official plan for development of the county shall not apply to any territory seeking incorporation under this paragraph.
(Source: P.A. 96-973, eff. 7-2-10.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-5a

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-5a) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-5a)
    Sec. 2-3-5a. Incorporation of village.
    (a) Whenever in any county of 150,000 or more population as determined by the last preceding federal census any area of contiguous territory contains at least 4 square miles and 2500 inhabitants residing in permanent dwellings, that area may be incorporated as a village if a petition filed by 250 electors residing within that area is filed with the circuit clerk of the county in which such area is located addressed to the circuit court for that county. The petition must set forth:
        (1) a legal description of the area intended to be
    
included in the proposed village,
        (2) the number of residents in that area,
        (3) the name of the proposed village, and
        (4) a prayer that the question of the incorporation
    
of the area as a village be submitted to the electors residing within the limits of the proposed village.
    If the area contains fewer than 7,500 residents and lies within 1 1/2 miles of the limits of any existing municipality, the consent of that municipality must be obtained before the area may be incorporated.
    (b) If, in a county having more than 240,000 but fewer than 400,000 inhabitants as determined by the last preceding federal census, an area of contiguous territory contains at least 3 square miles and 5,000 inhabitants residing in permanent dwellings, that area may be incorporated as a village in the same manner as is provided in subsection (a). The consent of a municipality need not be obtained.
    (c) If, in a county having more than 316,000 but fewer than 318,000 inhabitants as determined by the last preceding federal census, an area of contiguous territory that does not exceed one square mile and between 1000 and 1500 inhabitants residing in permanent dwellings, and is located within 10 miles of a county with a population of less than 150,000 as determined by the last preceding federal census, that area may be incorporated as a village in the same manner as is provided in subsection (a). The consent of a municipality need not be obtained.
    (d) If, in a county having more than 400,000 but fewer than 410,000 inhabitants, as determined by the last preceding federal census, an area of contiguous territory not exceeding one square mile contains at least 400 inhabitants residing in permanent dwellings and is located in a township adjacent to a county of less than 150,000 inhabitants, as determined by the last preceding federal census, then that area and the area adjacent thereto and also within such township, not exceeding, however, 4 square miles in total, may be incorporated as a village in the same manner as provided in subsection (a). Neither the consent of a municipality nor the finding of the county board under Section 2-3-18, if otherwise applicable, need be obtained.
(Source: P.A. 94-23, eff. 6-14-05.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-6

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-6)
    Sec. 2-3-6. Upon the filing of such a petition with the circuit clerk, the court shall hear testimony and rule that the area under consideration is or is not a village in fact. The ruling of the court shall be entered of record in the court. If the court rules that the area does not constitute a village in fact, the petition to incorporate the area as a village is denied and no subsequent petition concerning village incorporation of any of the land described in the earlier petition may be filed within one year. If the court rules that the area does constitute a village in fact, such court shall enter an order so finding and the proposition shall be certified and submitted to the electors of such area in the manner provided by the general election law. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the territory (here          YES
describe it) be incorporated as    ---------------------------
a village under the general law?       NO
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    The result of the election shall be entered of record in the court. If a majority of the votes cast at the election favor incorporation as a village under the general law the inhabitants of the territory described in the petition are incorporated as a village under this Code with the name stated in the petition.
(Source: P.A. 83-343.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-7

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-7)
    Sec. 2-3-7. Thereupon the court shall order the election of village officers at the general municipal election in accordance with the general election law and for that initial election of officers, the clerk of the circuit court shall perform all election duties of the municipal clerk as provided by law. The term of office of the village officers elected at the next general municipal election shall terminate as soon as their successors are elected at the next regular election and have qualified.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-8

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-8)
    Sec. 2-3-8. Villages incorporated under this Code shall be bodies politic and corporate under the name of "Village of (name)", and under that name may sue and be sued, contract and be contracted with, acquire and hold real and personal property for corporate purposes, have a corporate seal, changeable at pleasure, and exercise all the powers conferred in this Code upon cities not exceeding 5,000 inhabitants, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Code.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-9

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-9)
    Sec. 2-3-9. Upon the filing of a petition signed by one-fourth of the registered voters of any city, the city clerk shall certify, in the manner provided by the general election law the question of whether the city shall incorporate as a village, to the proper election authorities who shall submit the question at an election in accordance with the general election law. After one referendum for the purpose has taken place, no other referendum for the same purpose shall be held until ten months has elapsed.
    The question shall be substantially in the following form:
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Shall the city of....               YES
incorporate as a village    ----------------------------------
under the general law?              NO
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If a majority of the votes cast on the question are in favor of the incorporation of the city into a village, then the city shall be a village under this Code. It shall retain its name as the Village of.... and shall succeed to all rights and be liable for all debts and liabilities of the city.
    The officers of the former city, shall hold their offices until the next general municipal election, at which village officers are elected and until their successors have qualified.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-10

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-10)
    Sec. 2-3-10. Any part of any village or incorporated town, lying upon the border thereof, and having not less than 500 inhabitants living in immobile dwellings other than those designed to be mobile, may incorporate as a village under this Code if the territory remaining in the original village or incorporated town shall not be less than 4 square miles, and shall have not less than 500 inhabitants living in dwellings other than those designed to be mobile. Such village may incorporate as follows:
    A petition shall be presented to the circuit court for the county wherein the village or incorporated town is situated, asking that the question of incorporating a part of the village or incorporated town into a new village under this Code be submitted to the electors of the village or incorporated town.
    The petition shall set forth (1) a definite description of the lands intended to be embraced in the proposed village, (2) the number of inhabitants residing therein, and (3) the name of the proposed village. The petition shall be signed by not less than 50 electors residing in the described territory. But if more than 500 votes were cast by electors residing in the described territory at the last preceding election, the petition shall be signed by electors residing in the described territory, in a number equal to one-tenth of the number of votes cast in the described territory at the last preceding general or municipal election.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 3740.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-11

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-11)
    Sec. 2-3-11. Upon the presentation of such petition, the court, in accordance with the general election law, shall consider the petition and enter appropriate orders for certification and submission. The question of incorporating the territory described in the petition into a village under this Code may be submitted at any regular election.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-12

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-12)
    Sec. 2-3-12. Two or more petitions, each for wholly different territory, may be acted upon. The questions proposed in these petitions may be submitted to vote at the same election. In this event, the vote on each question submitted shall be counted and given effect as if it were the only question voted upon.
    If 2 or more petitions are presented embracing in part the same territory, the one first presented shall be submitted alone to a vote. If the one first presented is carried, the other petitions shall not be submitted. If the one first presented is voted down, the petition next presented shall be submitted, and so on, until one has been carried, or all have been voted down.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-13

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-13)
    Sec. 2-3-13. Whenever the territory affected by the election ordered under Sections 2-3-10 and 2-3-11 is under the City Election Law, and within the jurisdiction of a board of election commissioners, the election ordered by the court and all municipal, county, State, or general elections held in the territory prior to the qualifications of the village officials of the new village that may be incorporated under Sections 2-3-10 and 2-3-11, shall be conducted by the board of election commissioners in conformity with the provisions of the City Election Law as heretofore and hereafter amended.
    Whenever such territory is not within the jurisdiction of such board of election commissioners, the elections specified in the preceding paragraph of this section shall be conducted in the manner provided by law for the conducting of municipal elections in territory not within the City Election Law as heretofore and hereafter amended. The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
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    Shall the part of the village
(or incorporated town) of                  YES
.... lying (describe its location)    ------------------------
be incorporated as a village               NO
under the general law?
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(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-14

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-14) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-14)
    Sec. 2-3-14. No election on the same question concerning territory within the same boundaries, shall be had, after one election thereon, until 10 months have elapsed.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-15

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-15)
    Sec. 2-3-15. If a majority of the electors in such village or incorporated town, as well as a majority of the electors residing in the territory proposed to be incorporated as a new village, voting upon the question, vote in favor of the incorporation of a part of the village or incorporated town as a village under the general law, the territory is a new village with the name specified in the petition.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-16

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-16)
    Sec. 2-3-16.
    Upon the creation of a new village as specified in Sections 2-3-10 through 2-3-15 village officers shall be elected in the manner prescribed in Section 2-3-7. Until such officers are elected and have qualified, the officers of the original village or incorporated town shall have jurisdiction over the new village.
    Upon the election and qualification of the officers of the new village, the terms of all officers of the original village or incorporated town held by residents of the new village, who continue to reside in the new village, shall be terminated, and these latter officers shall cease to act when their successors have been elected, or appointed, and have qualified.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-17

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-17) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-17)
    Sec. 2-3-17. In the application of Section 2-3-10 through 2-3-16, Sections 7-1-31 through 7-1-41, Section 7-1-43 and Section 7-1-44 shall govern in all matters affecting the interests, status, properties, division, distribution, and settlement of the matters mentioned in these latter sections, so far as these latter sections are applicable and are not in conflict with the provisions of this Division 3. In applying these latter sections, the new village shall be considered as an annexing or enlarged annexing municipality, or as annexed territory, as the case may be, and the old municipality from which the new village is formed shall be considered as a divided municipality, or as a municipality from which territory has been disconnected for annexation, as the case may be.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-18

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-18) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-18)
    Sec. 2-3-18.
    In any county of between 150,000 and 1,000,000 population which has adopted an official plan under "An Act to provide for regional planning and for the creation, organization and powers of regional planning commissions", approved June 25, 1929, as amended, the county board, by resolution, may provide that before the question of incorporating a village under this Division is submitted to the electors in response to a petition filed under Section 2-3-5 or 2-3-10 the county board must first determine that (1) the proposed incorporation is compatible with the official plan for the development of the county, and (2) the lands described in the petition as intended to be embraced in the village constitute a sufficient tax base as will insure the ability of the village to provide all necessary municipal services to its inhabitants. When such a resolution is in effect, the court in which such a petition is filed shall first require a showing that those determinations have been made by the county board. If no such showing is made, the court shall deny the petition. If such a showing is made, the court shall proceed as provided in Section 2-3-6 or 2-3-11, as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 76-676.)

65 ILCS 5/2-3-19

    (65 ILCS 5/2-3-19) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-3-19)
    Sec. 2-3-19. Each boundary of the municipality shall extend to the far side of any adjacent highway not included in any other municipality and shall include all of every highway within the area incorporated. These highways shall be considered to be incorporated even though not included in the legal description set forth in the petition for incorporation. When any land proposed to be incorporated includes any highway under the jurisdiction of any township, the township commissioner of highways and the board of town trustees shall be notified in writing by certified or registered mail before any court hearing or other action is taken for incorporation. If any municipality has been incorporated before January 1, 1986 and the legal description in the petition for incorporation did not include an adjacent highway, any such incorporation shall be valid and every highway adjacent to the area incorporated and not included in any other municipality shall be considered to be incorporated, notwithstanding the failure of the petition to incorporate to include the description of the adjacent highway.
(Source: P.A. 85-293.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 2 Div. 4

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 2 Div. 4 heading)
DIVISION 4. CHANGING NAME

65 ILCS 5/2-4-1

    (65 ILCS 5/2-4-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-4-1)
    Sec. 2-4-1. Whenever a petition, signed by electors of any municipality, numbering at least one-half of those who voted for the officers therein at the last election, is presented to the corporate authorities of any municipality wherein the petitioners reside, requesting that the name of the municipality be changed, the corporate authorities shall proceed as follows.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-4-2

    (65 ILCS 5/2-4-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-4-2)
    Sec. 2-4-2. Before action is had upon such petition, the name proposed to be given to such municipality shall be filed with the Secretary of State. After the proposed name has been on file for 60 days and it appears from information in his office that the proposed name has not been adopted by any municipality the Secretary of State shall grant a certificate so stating. If the proposed name is the same as the name of another municipality in Illinois, the Secretary of State shall inform the petitioners thereof. Thereupon, the petitioners may file another proposed name with the Secretary of State and they may proceed in the manner set forth in this section. Corporate authorities shall not act upon such petition until the Secretary of State has issued such certificate.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-4-3

    (65 ILCS 5/2-4-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-4-3)
    Sec. 2-4-3. The Secretary of State shall keep in his office a file in alphabetical order of the municipalities in Illinois. This file of names shall be changed to accord with any change of names made under this Code.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-4-4

    (65 ILCS 5/2-4-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-4-4)
    Sec. 2-4-4. The corporate authorities shall fix the time when such petition shall be considered, and publish a notice thereof at least once, not more than 30 nor less than 15 days before the hearing, in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality. The notice shall state that a change of the name of the municipality has been requested, the time when action on the petition will be taken, and that remonstrances, if any, will be heard at that time.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-4-5

    (65 ILCS 5/2-4-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-4-5)
    Sec. 2-4-5. Such corporate authorities shall hold a hearing on such petition and all remonstrances thereto, at the time fixed in such notice, or at any subsequent meeting of the corporate authorities if, for any reason, action on the petition is not taken at the time fixed. If the corporate authorities are satisfied that a change of name is desirable, they shall make an order changing the name and adopting the name requested in the petition.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-4-6

    (65 ILCS 5/2-4-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-4-6)
    Sec. 2-4-6. If a change of name is made, the corporate authorities shall file a copy of the order making the change with the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State shall publish a notice of the change at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality, or, if no newspaper is published therein, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality. The courts shall take judicial notice of the change of name.
(Source: P.A. 90-372, eff. 7-1-98.)

65 ILCS 5/2-4-7

    (65 ILCS 5/2-4-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-4-7)
    Sec. 2-4-7. No rights, duties, or privileges of such municipality, or those of any person, existing before the change of name, shall be affected by a change of name as provided by this Code. All proceedings pending in any court in favor of or against such municipality, may continue to final consummation under the name in which they were commenced.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-4-8

    (65 ILCS 5/2-4-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-4-8)
    Sec. 2-4-8. If the name of any municipality is changed without complying with this Code, nevertheless, all proceedings instituted or acts done under the name as changed shall be valid if they would have been valid if done under the old name.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/2-4-9

    (65 ILCS 5/2-4-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 2-4-9)
    Sec. 2-4-9. Upon petition of a majority of the electors residing within any unincorporated town or unincorporated village, the circuit court of the county within which such town or village is situated, at any regular term, may change the name of such town or village after, (1) the plat of such town or village has been filed with the recorder in the specified county, and (2) there has been a compliance with the provisions of Section 2-4-2.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3 heading)
ARTICLE 3
OFFICERS
(Repealed by P.A. 87-1119)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 heading)
ARTICLE 3.1. OFFICERS

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 5

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 5 heading)
DIVISION 5. APPLICATION OF ARTICLE

65 ILCS 5/3.1-5-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-5-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-5-5)
    Sec. 3.1-5-5. Application of Article. This Article 3.1 applies to all officers elected or appointed under this Article and Articles 4 and 5, unless provided otherwise. If there is a conflict between any provision in this Article 3.1 and any provision in Article 4 or Article 5, the provision in Article 4 or 5, as the case may be, shall control.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 10

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 10 heading)
DIVISION 10. GENERAL PROVISIONS

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-5)
    Sec. 3.1-10-5. Qualifications; elective office.
    (a) A person is not eligible for an elective municipal office unless that person is a qualified elector of the municipality and has resided in the municipality at least one year next preceding the election or appointment, except as provided in Section 3.1-20-25, subsection (b) of Section 3.1-25-75, Section 5-2-2, or Section 5-2-11.
    (b) A person is not eligible to take the oath of office for a municipal office if that person is, at the time required for taking the oath of office, in arrears in the payment of a tax or other indebtedness due to the municipality or has been convicted in any court located in the United States of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony.
    (b-5) A person is not eligible to hold a municipal office, if that person is, at any time during the term of office, in arrears in the payment of a tax or other indebtedness due to the municipality or has been convicted in any court located in the United States of any infamous crime, bribery, perjury, or other felony.
    (c) A person is not eligible for the office of alderman of a ward unless that person has resided in the ward that the person seeks to represent, and a person is not eligible for the office of trustee of a district unless that person has resided in the municipality, at least one year next preceding the election or appointment, except as provided in Section 3.1-20-25, subsection (b) of Section 3.1-25-75, Section 5-2-2, or Section 5-2-11.
    (d) If a person (i) is a resident of a municipality immediately prior to the active duty military service of that person or that person's spouse, (ii) resides anywhere outside of the municipality during that active duty military service, and (iii) immediately upon completion of that active duty military service is again a resident of the municipality, then the time during which the person resides outside the municipality during the active duty military service is deemed to be time during which the person is a resident of the municipality for purposes of determining the residency requirement under subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 97-1091, eff. 8-24-12; 98-115, eff. 7-29-13.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-6

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-6)
    Sec. 3.1-10-6. Qualifications; appointive office.
    (a) No person shall be eligible for any appointive municipal office unless that person is a qualified elector of the municipality or otherwise provided by law.
    (b) The residency requirements do not apply, however, to municipal engineers, health officers, attorneys, or other officers who require technical training or knowledge, to appointed village treasurers, to appointed village clerks, or to appointed city or village collectors (unless the city or village has designated by ordinance that the city or village clerk shall also hold the office of collector).
    (c) Except for incorporated towns that have superseded a civil township, municipalities having a population of not more than 500,000 may adopt ordinances that allow firemen and policemen to reside outside of the corporate limits of the municipality by which they are employed both at the time of appointment and while serving as a fireman or policeman.
(Source: P.A. 92-354, eff. 8-15-01.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-10)
    Sec. 3.1-10-10. Application of general election law. The general election law applies to the scheduling, manner of conducting, voting at, and contesting of municipal elections.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-15)
    Sec. 3.1-10-15. Commencement of terms. The terms of elected municipal officers shall commence at the first regular or special meeting of the corporate authorities after receipt of the official election results from the county clerk of the regular municipal election at which the officers were elected, except as otherwise provided by ordinance fixing the date for inauguration of newly elected officers of a municipality. The ordinance shall not, however, fix the time for inauguration of newly elected officers later than the first regular or special meeting of the corporate authorities in the month of June following the election.
(Source: P.A. 95-245, eff. 8-17-07.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-20)
    Sec. 3.1-10-20. Results; ties. The person with the highest number of votes for an office is the person elected to that office. In case of a tie vote, the candidate who shall hold the office shall be determined under the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-25

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-25) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-25)
    Sec. 3.1-10-25. Oath or affirmation. Before entering upon the duties of their respective offices, all municipal officers, whether elected or appointed, shall take and subscribe the oath or affirmation required by the Illinois Constitution. The subscribed oath or affirmation shall be filed in the office of the municipal clerk.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-30

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-30) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-30)
    Sec. 3.1-10-30. Bond. Before entering upon the duties of their respective offices, all municipal officers, except aldermen and trustees, shall execute a bond with security, to be approved by the corporate authorities. The bond shall be payable to the municipality in the penal sum directed by resolution or ordinance, conditioned upon the faithful performance of the duties of the office and the payment of all money received by the officer, according to law and the ordinances of that municipality. The bond may provide that the obligation of the sureties shall not extend to any loss sustained by the insolvency, failure, or closing of any bank or savings and loan association organized and operating either under the laws of the State of Illinois or the United States in which the officer has placed funds in the officer's custody, if the bank or savings and loan association has been approved by the corporate authorities as a depository for those funds. In no case, however, shall the mayor's bond be fixed at less than $3,000. The treasurer's bond shall be an amount of money that is not less than 3 times the latest Federal census population or any subsequent census figure used for Motor Fuel Tax purposes. Bonds shall be filed with the municipal clerk, except the bond of the clerk, which shall be filed with the municipal treasurer.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-35

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-35) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-35)
    Sec. 3.1-10-35. Duty to successor. Within 5 days after written notification and request, a person who has been an officer of a municipality shall deliver to the successor in office all property, books, and effects in the former officer's possession, belonging to the municipality. A former officer who violates this Section is liable for all the damages caused by the violation and is subject to the penalty prescribed by ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-40

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-40) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-40)
    Sec. 3.1-10-40. Additional duties. Every officer shall perform duties in addition to those which may be prescribed by law, and be subject to other rules and regulations, as the corporate authorities may provide by ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-45

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-45) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-45)
    Sec. 3.1-10-45. Appointment of subordinates. The municipal comptroller (if there is one), municipal clerk, municipal treasurer, and city collector, severally, shall appoint the various clerks and subordinates in their respective offices authorized by the corporate authorities. Those officers shall be held responsible, severally, for the fidelity of all persons so appointed by them. This power, however, is subject to the provisions of Division 1 of Article 10. The power of municipal clerks is also subject to the provisions of Section 3.1-30-10.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-50

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-50)
    Sec. 3.1-10-50. Events upon which an elective office becomes vacant in municipality with population under 500,000.
    (a) Vacancy by resignation. A resignation is not effective unless it is in writing, signed by the person holding the elective office, and notarized.
        (1) Unconditional resignation. An unconditional
    
resignation by a person holding the elective office may specify a future date, not later than 60 days after the date the resignation is received by the officer authorized to fill the vacancy, at which time it becomes operative, but the resignation may not be withdrawn after it is received by the officer authorized to fill the vacancy. The effective date of a resignation that does not specify a future date at which it becomes operative is the date the resignation is received by the officer authorized to fill the vacancy. The effective date of a resignation that has a specified future effective date is that specified future date or the date the resignation is received by the officer authorized to fill the vacancy, whichever date occurs later.
        (2) Conditional resignation. A resignation that does
    
not become effective unless a specified event occurs can be withdrawn at any time prior to the occurrence of the specified event, but if not withdrawn, the effective date of the resignation is the date of the occurrence of the specified event or the date the resignation is received by the officer authorized to fill the vacancy, whichever date occurs later.
        (3) Vacancy upon the effective date. For the purpose
    
of determining the time period that would require an election to fill the vacancy by resignation or the commencement of the 60-day time period referred to in subsection (e), the resignation of an elected officer is deemed to have created a vacancy as of the effective date of the resignation.
        (4) Duty of the clerk. If a resignation is delivered
    
to the clerk of the municipality, the clerk shall forward a certified copy of the written resignation to the official who is authorized to fill the vacancy within 7 business days after receipt of the resignation.
    (b) Vacancy by death or disability. A vacancy occurs in an office by reason of the death of the incumbent. The date of the death may be established by the date shown on the death certificate. A vacancy occurs in an office by permanent physical or mental disability rendering the person incapable of performing the duties of the office. The corporate authorities have the authority to make the determination whether an officer is incapable of performing the duties of the office because of a permanent physical or mental disability. A finding of mental disability shall not be made prior to the appointment by a court of a guardian ad litem for the officer or until a duly licensed doctor certifies, in writing, that the officer is mentally impaired to the extent that the officer is unable to effectively perform the duties of the office. If the corporate authorities find that an officer is incapable of performing the duties of the office due to permanent physical or mental disability, that person is removed from the office and the vacancy of the office occurs on the date of the determination.
    (c) Vacancy by other causes.
        (1) Abandonment and other causes. A vacancy occurs in
    
an office by reason of abandonment of office; removal from office; or failure to qualify; or more than temporary removal of residence from the municipality; or in the case of an alderman of a ward or councilman or trustee of a district, more than temporary removal of residence from the ward or district, as the case may be. The corporate authorities have the authority to determine whether a vacancy under this subsection has occurred. If the corporate authorities determine that a vacancy exists, the office is deemed vacant as of the date of that determination for all purposes including the calculation under subsections (e), (f), and (g).
        (2) Guilty of a criminal offense. An admission of
    
guilt of a criminal offense that upon conviction would disqualify the municipal officer from holding the office, in the form of a written agreement with State or federal prosecutors to plead guilty to a felony, bribery, perjury, or other infamous crime under State or federal law, constitutes a resignation from that office, effective on the date the plea agreement is made. For purposes of this Section, a conviction for an offense that disqualifies a municipal officer from holding that office occurs on the date of the return of a guilty verdict or, in the case of a trial by the court, on the entry of a finding of guilt.
        (3) Election declared void. A vacancy occurs on the
    
date of the decision of a competent tribunal declaring the election of the officer void.
    (d) Election of an acting mayor or acting president. The election of an acting mayor or acting president pursuant to subsection (f) or (g) does not create a vacancy in the original office of the person on the city council or as a trustee, as the case may be, unless the person resigns from the original office following election as acting mayor or acting president. If the person resigns from the original office following election as acting mayor or acting president, then the original office must be filled pursuant to the terms of this Section and the acting mayor or acting president shall exercise the powers of the mayor or president and shall vote and have veto power in the manner provided by law for a mayor or president. If the person does not resign from the original office following election as acting mayor or acting president, then the acting mayor or acting president shall exercise the powers of the mayor or president but shall be entitled to vote only in the manner provided for as the holder of the original office and shall not have the power to veto. If the person does not resign from the original office following election as acting mayor or acting president, and if that person's original term of office has not expired when a mayor or president is elected and has qualified for office, the acting mayor or acting-president shall return to the original office for the remainder of the term thereof.
    (e) Appointment to fill alderman or trustee vacancy. An appointment by the mayor or president or acting mayor or acting president, as the case may be, of a qualified person as described in Section 3.1-10-5 of this Code to fill a vacancy in the office of alderman or trustee must be made within 60 days after the vacancy occurs. Once the appointment of the qualified person has been forwarded to the corporate authorities, the corporate authorities shall act upon the appointment within 30 days. If the appointment fails to receive the advice and consent of the corporate authorities within 30 days, the mayor or president or acting mayor or acting president shall appoint and forward to the corporate authorities a second qualified person as described in Section 3.1-10-5. Once the appointment of the second qualified person has been forwarded to the corporate authorities, the corporate authorities shall act upon the appointment within 30 days. If the appointment of the second qualified person also fails to receive the advice and consent of the corporate authorities, then the mayor or president or acting mayor or acting president, without the advice and consent of the corporate authorities, may make a temporary appointment from those persons who were appointed but whose appointments failed to receive the advice and consent of the corporate authorities. The person receiving the temporary appointment shall serve until an appointment has received the advice and consent and the appointee has qualified or until a person has been elected and has qualified, whichever first occurs.
    (f) Election to fill vacancies in municipal offices with 4-year terms. If a vacancy occurs in an elective municipal office with a 4-year term and there remains an unexpired portion of the term of at least 28 months, and the vacancy occurs at least 130 days before the general municipal election next scheduled under the general election law, then the vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the term at that general municipal election. Whenever an election is held for this purpose, the municipal clerk shall certify the office to be filled and the candidates for the office to the proper election authorities as provided in the general election law. If a vacancy occurs with less than 28 months remaining in the unexpired portion of the term or less than 130 days before the general municipal election, then:
        (1) Mayor or president. If the vacancy is in the
    
office of mayor or president, the vacancy must be filled by the corporate authorities electing one of their members as acting mayor or acting president. Except as set forth in subsection (d), the acting mayor or acting president shall perform the duties and possess all the rights and powers of the mayor or president until a mayor or president is elected at the next general municipal election and has qualified. However, in villages with a population of less than 5,000, if each of the trustees either declines the election as acting president or is not elected by a majority vote of the trustees presently holding office, then the trustees may elect, as acting president, any other village resident who is qualified to hold municipal office, and the acting president shall exercise the powers of the president and shall vote and have veto power in the manner provided by law for a president.
        (2) Alderman or trustee. If the vacancy is in the
    
office of alderman or trustee, the vacancy must be filled by the mayor or president or acting mayor or acting president, as the case may be, in accordance with subsection (e).
        (3) Other elective office. If the vacancy is in any
    
elective municipal office other than mayor or president or alderman or trustee, the mayor or president or acting mayor or acting president, as the case may be, must appoint a qualified person to hold the office until the office is filled by election, subject to the advice and consent of the city council or the board of trustees, as the case may be.
    (g) Vacancies in municipal offices with 2-year terms. In the case of an elective municipal office with a 2-year term, if the vacancy occurs at least 130 days before the general municipal election next scheduled under the general election law, the vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the term at that general municipal election. If the vacancy occurs less than 130 days before the general municipal election, then:
        (1) Mayor or president. If the vacancy is in the
    
office of mayor or president, the vacancy must be filled by the corporate authorities electing one of their members as acting mayor or acting president. Except as set forth in subsection (d), the acting mayor or acting president shall perform the duties and possess all the rights and powers of the mayor or president until a mayor or president is elected at the next general municipal election and has qualified. However, in villages with a population of less than 5,000, if each of the trustees either declines the election as acting president or is not elected by a majority vote of the trustees presently holding office, then the trustees may elect, as acting president, any other village resident who is qualified to hold municipal office, and the acting president shall exercise the powers of the president and shall vote and have veto power in the manner provided by law for a president.
        (2) Alderman or trustee. If the vacancy is in the
    
office of alderman or trustee, the vacancy must be filled by the mayor or president or acting mayor or acting president, as the case may be, in accordance with subsection (e).
        (3) Other elective office. If the vacancy is in any
    
elective municipal office other than mayor or president or alderman or trustee, the mayor or president or acting mayor or acting president, as the case may be, must appoint a qualified person to hold the office until the office is filled by election, subject to the advice and consent of the city council or the board of trustees, as the case may be.
    (h) In cases of vacancies arising by reason of an election being declared void pursuant to paragraph (3) of subsection (c), persons holding elective office prior thereto shall hold office until their successors are elected and qualified or appointed and confirmed by advice and consent, as the case may be.
    (i) This Section applies only to municipalities with populations under 500,000.
(Source: P.A. 94-645, eff. 8-22-05; 95-646, eff. 1-1-08.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-51

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-51)
    Sec. 3.1-10-51. Vacancies in municipalities with a population of 500,000 or more.
    (a) A municipal officer may resign from office. A vacancy occurs in an office by reason of resignation, failure to elect or qualify (in which case the incumbent shall remain in office until the vacancy is filled), death, permanent physical or mental disability rendering the person incapable of performing the duties of his or her office, conviction of a disqualifying crime, abandonment of office, removal from office, or removal of residence from the municipality or, in the case of an alderman of a ward, removal of residence from the ward. An admission of guilt of a criminal offense that would, upon conviction, disqualify the municipal officer from holding that office, in the form of a written agreement with State or federal prosecutors to plead guilty to a felony, bribery, perjury, or other infamous crime under State or federal law, shall constitute a resignation from that office, effective at the time the plea agreement is made. For purposes of this Section, a conviction for an offense that disqualifies the municipal officer from holding that office occurs on the date of the return of a guilty verdict or, in the case of a trial by the court, the entry of a finding of guilt.
    (b) If a vacancy occurs in an elective municipal office with a 4-year term and there remains an unexpired portion of the term of at least 28 months, and the vacancy occurs at least 130 days before the general municipal election next scheduled under the general election law, then the vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the term at that general municipal election. Whenever an election is held for this purpose, the municipal clerk shall certify the office to be filled and the candidates for the office to the proper election authorities as provided in the general election law. If the vacancy is in the office of mayor, the city council shall elect one of their members acting mayor. The acting mayor shall perform the duties and possess all the rights and powers of the mayor until a successor to fill the vacancy has been elected and has qualified. If the vacancy is in any other elective municipal office, then until the office is filled by election, the mayor shall appoint a qualified person to the office subject to the advice and consent of the city council.
    (c) If a vacancy occurs later than the time provided in subsection (b) in a 4-year term, a vacancy in the office of mayor shall be filled by the corporate authorities electing one of their members acting mayor. The acting mayor shall perform the duties and possess all the rights and powers of the mayor until a mayor is elected at the next general municipal election and has qualified. A vacancy occurring later than the time provided in subsection (b) in a 4-year term in any elective office other than mayor shall be filled by appointment by the mayor, with the advice and consent of the corporate authorities.
    (d) A municipal officer appointed or elected under this Section shall hold office until the officer's successor is elected and has qualified.
    (e) An appointment to fill a vacancy in the office of alderman shall be made within 60 days after the vacancy occurs. The requirement that an appointment be made within 60 days is an exclusive power and function of the State and is a denial and limitation under Article VII, Section 6, subsection (h) of the Illinois Constitution of the power of a home rule municipality to require that an appointment be made within a different period after the vacancy occurs.
    (f) This Section applies only to municipalities with a population of 500,000 or more.
(Source: P.A. 95-646, eff. 1-1-08.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-55

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-55) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-55)
    Sec. 3.1-10-55. Quorum to fill vacancies. If there is a vacancy in an elective office and, for any reason, there is not a quorum in office of the corporate authorities, appointments to fill vacancies may be made or confirmed by a majority of the corporate authorities holding office at the time the appointment is made or confirmed.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-60

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-60) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-60)
    Sec. 3.1-10-60. Interim appointments to vacancies. If a municipality has no mayor or president, no clerk, and no aldermen or trustees, the circuit court may, upon petition signed by at least 100 electors or 10% of the electors of the municipality, whichever is less, make interim appointments to fill all vacancies in the elective offices of the municipality from among persons whose names are submitted by the petition or petitions. The interim appointees shall serve until the next regularly scheduled election under the general election law occurring not less than 120 days after all the offices have become vacant.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-65

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-65) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-65)
    Sec. 3.1-10-65. Referendum to reduce terms.
    (a) In any municipality of less than 500,000 inhabitants, a proposition to reduce the terms of the elective officers of the municipality from 4 years to 2 years may be submitted, within the discretion of the corporate authorities, to the electors of the municipality. The proposition shall also be submitted if a petition requesting that action is signed by electors of the municipality numbering not less than 10% of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor or president of the municipality and the petition is filed with the municipal clerk and certified in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
        Shall the term of the elective officers of (name of
    
municipality) be reduced from 4 years to 2 years?
    (b) If a majority of the electors voting on the proposition vote against it, the terms of the officers shall remain 4 years. If, however, a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, the officers elected at the next regular election for officers in the municipality shall hold their offices for a term of 2 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified, except in the case of trustees and aldermen. In the case of aldermen and trustees: (i) at the first election of aldermen or trustees that occurs in an odd numbered year following the vote to reduce the length of terms, successors to aldermen or trustees whose terms expire in that year shall be elected for a term of one year and until their successors are elected and have qualified and (ii) thereafter, one-half of the aldermen or trustees shall be elected each year for terms of 2 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-70

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-70) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-70)
    Sec. 3.1-10-70. Elections for reduced 2 year terms. In municipalities that have provided for a 2 year term for elective officers under Section 3.1-10-65, the first election for municipal officers shall be held at the next general municipal election following the referendum at which the terms of the elective officers were reduced. In those municipalities, general elections shall be held annually thereafter.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-75

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-75) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-75)
    Sec. 3.1-10-75. Referendum to lengthen terms.
    (a) In any municipality of less than 500,000 inhabitants that, under Section 3.1-10-65, has voted to shorten the terms of elective officers, a proposition to lengthen the terms of the elective officers of the municipality from 2 years to 4 years may be submitted, within the discretion of the corporate authorities, to the electors of the municipality. The proposition shall be certified by the municipal clerk to the appropriate election authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall also be submitted at an election if a petition requesting that action is signed by electors of the municipality numbering not less than 10% of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor or president of the municipality and the petition is filed with the municipal clerk. The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
        Shall the term of the elective officers of (name of
    
municipality) be lengthened from 2 years to 4 years?
    (b) If a majority of the electors voting on the proposition vote against it, the terms of the officers shall remain 2 years. If, however, a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, the officers elected at the next regular election for officers in the municipality shall hold their offices for a term of 4 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified, except in the case of trustees and aldermen. In the case of aldermen and trustees: (i) if the first election for aldermen or trustees, after approval of the proposition, occurs in an even numbered year, the aldermen or trustees elected in that even numbered year shall serve for terms of 3 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified, the terms for successors to those elected at the first even numbered year election shall be 4 years and until successors are elected and have qualified, the aldermen or trustees elected at the first odd numbered year election next following the first even numbered year election shall serve for terms of 4 years and until successors are elected and have qualified, and successors elected after the first odd numbered year shall also serve 4 year terms and until their successors are elected and have qualified and (ii) if the first election for aldermen or trustees, after approval of the proposition, occurs in an odd numbered year, the aldermen or trustees elected in that odd numbered year shall serve for terms of 4 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified, the terms for successors to those elected at the first odd numbered year election shall be for 4 years and until successors are elected and have qualified, the aldermen or trustees elected at the first even numbered year election next following the first odd numbered year election shall serve for terms of one year and until their successors are elected and have qualified, and the terms for successors to those elected at the first odd numbered year election shall be 4 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 15

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 15 heading)
DIVISION 15. ELECTED OFFICERS GENERALLY

65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-5)
    Sec. 3.1-15-5. Officers to be elected. In all cities incorporated under this Code there shall be elected a mayor, aldermen, a city clerk, and a city treasurer (except in the case of a city of 10,000 or fewer inhabitants that, by ordinance, allows for the appointment of a city treasurer by the mayor, subject to the advice and consent of the city council). In all villages and incorporated towns, there shall be elected a president, trustees, and a clerk, except as otherwise provided in this Code.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119; 88-572, eff. 8-11-94.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-10)
    Sec. 3.1-15-10. Mayor; president. The chief executive officer of a city shall be a mayor. The chief executive officer of a village shall be a village president, who may also be called a mayor. The chief executive officer of an incorporated town shall be a president, who may also be called a mayor. The chief executive officer shall hold office for 4 years and until a successor is elected and has qualified, except in municipalities that have adopted a 2 year term as provided in Section 3.1-10-65 and except in a village or incorporated town that, before January 1, 1942, has adopted a 2 year term for the chief executive officer.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-15)
    Sec. 3.1-15-15. Holding other offices. A mayor, president, alderman, trustee, clerk, or treasurer shall not hold any other office under the municipal government during the term of that office, except when the officer is granted a leave of absence from that office or except as otherwise provided in Sections 3.1-10-50 and 3.1-35-135. Moreover, an officer may serve as a volunteer fireman and receive compensation for that service.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-20)
    Sec. 3.1-15-20. Administering oaths. The mayor of a city, the president of a village or incorporated town, the clerk, the chairman of a plan commission, and the chairman of a zoning board of appeals of a municipality have power to administer oaths and affirmations on all lawful occasions. The corporate authorities by ordinance may authorize other municipal officers to administer oaths.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-25

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-25) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-25)
    Sec. 3.1-15-25. Conservators of the peace; service of warrants.
    (a) After receiving a certificate attesting to the successful completion of a training course administered by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, the mayor, aldermen, president, trustees, marshal, deputy marshals, and policemen in municipalities shall be conservators of the peace. Those persons and others authorized by ordinance shall have power (i) to arrest or cause to be arrested, with or without process, all persons who break the peace or are found violating any municipal ordinance or any criminal law of the State, (ii) to commit arrested persons for examination, (iii) if necessary, to detain arrested persons in custody over night or Sunday in any safe place or until they can be brought before the proper court, and (iv) to exercise all other powers as conservators of the peace prescribed by the corporate authorities.
    (b) All warrants for the violation of municipal ordinances or the State criminal law, directed to any person, may be served and executed within the limits of a municipality by any policeman or marshal of the municipality. For that purpose, policemen and marshals have all the common law and statutory powers of sheriffs.
(Source: P.A. 90-540, eff. 12-1-97.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-30

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-30) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-30)
    Sec. 3.1-15-30. Minority representation.
    (a) Whenever the question of incorporation as a city under this Code is submitted for adoption to the electors of any territory, village, incorporated town, or city under special charter, there may be submitted at the same time for adoption or rejection the question of minority representation in the city council. The proposition shall be in the following form:
        Shall minority representation in the city council be
    
adopted?
    (b) If a majority of the votes cast on the question at any election are for minority representation in the city council, the members of the city council, except as otherwise provided, thereafter shall be elected as provided in Section 3.1-15-35.
    (c) The city council, at least 30 days before the first day fixed by law for the filing of candidate petitions for the next general municipal election, shall apportion the city by dividing its population, as ascertained by an official publication of any national, state, school, or city census, by any number not less than 2 nor more than 6. The quotient shall be the ratio of representation in the city council. Districts shall be formed of contiguous and compact territory and contain, as near as practicable, an equal number of inhabitants.
    (d) If a majority of the votes cast on the question at any election are against minority representation in the city council, the members of the city council shall be elected as otherwise provided in this Code.
    (e) At any time after the incorporation of a city under this Code, on petition of electors equal in number to one-eighth the number of legal votes cast at the next preceding general municipal election, the city clerk shall certify the question of the adoption or retention of minority representation to the proper election authority for submission to the electors of that city. The proposition shall be in the same form as provided in this Section, except that the word "retained" shall be substituted for the word "adopted" when appropriate. A question of minority representation, however, shall not be submitted more than once within 32 months.
    (f) If the city council of any city adopting minority representation as provided in this Section has not fixed a ratio of representation and formed the districts by the time specified in this Section, those acts may be done by any later city council. All official acts done and ordinances passed by a city council elected at large by the electors of a city that has adopted a minority representation plan shall be as valid and binding as if the aldermen had been elected from districts.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-35

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-35) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-35)
    Sec. 3.1-15-35. Aldermen under minority representation plan. Every district under a minority representation plan shall be entitled to 3 aldermen. Aldermen shall hold their offices for 4 years and until their successors have been elected and qualified, except in cities that have adopted a 2 year term under Section 3.1-10-65. There shall be elected in each district as many aldermen as the district is entitled to. In all of these elections for aldermen, each elector may cast as many votes as there are aldermen to be elected in the elector's district, or may distribute his or her votes, or equal parts of the votes, among the candidates as the elector sees fit. The candidate highest in votes is elected if only one alderman is elected; the candidates highest and next highest in votes are elected if only 2 aldermen are elected; and the 3 highest candidates in votes are elected when 3 aldermen are elected. Vacancies shall be filled as provided in Sections 3.1-10-50 and 3.1-10-55 by either interim election or appointment. An appointment to fill a vacancy shall be made within 60 days after the vacancy occurs. The requirement that an appointment be made within 60 days is an exclusive power and function of the State and is a denial and limitation under Article VII, Section 6, subsection (h) of the Illinois Constitution of the power of a home rule municipality to require that an appointment be made within a different period after the vacancy occurs.
(Source: P.A. 87-1052; 87-1119; 88-45.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-40

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-15-40) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-15-40)
    Sec. 3.1-15-40. Staggered elections under minority plans. In all cities that adopt or have adopted the minority representation plan for the election of aldermen and have not already staggered the terms of their aldermen, the city council may provide by ordinance that at any ensuing general municipal election for city officers the aldermen in every alternate district shall be elected for one term of 2 years and, at the expiration of that term of 2 years, for regular terms of 4 years. This Section does not prohibit a city from voting in favor of a 2 year term for city officers as provided in Section 3.1-10-65. The provisions of the general election law shall govern elections under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 20

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 20 heading)
DIVISION 20. ELECTED CITY OFFICERS

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-5)
    Sec. 3.1-20-5. Clerk and treasurer. The city clerk and the city treasurer shall be elected at the same time that the mayor is elected, except in the case of an election to fill a mayoral vacancy and except in the case of a city having 10,000 or fewer inhabitants in which, by ordinance, the position of city treasurer is an appointed position. If a vacancy occurs in the office of city clerk or city treasurer, it shall be filled by the mayor with the advice and consent of the city council. The person so appointed shall hold office for the unexpired term of the officer elected.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119; 88-572, eff. 8-11-94.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-10)
    Sec. 3.1-20-10. Aldermen; number.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Section, Section 3.1-20-20, or as otherwise provided in the case of aldermen-at-large, the number of aldermen, when not elected by the minority representation plan, shall be determined using the most recent federal decennial census results as follows:
        (1) in cities not exceeding 3,000 inhabitants, 6
    
aldermen;
        (2) in cities exceeding 3,000 but not exceeding
    
15,000, 8 aldermen;
        (3) in cities exceeding 15,000 but not exceeding
    
20,000, 10 aldermen;
        (4) in cities exceeding 20,000 but not exceeding
    
50,000, 14 aldermen;
        (5) in cities exceeding 50,000 but not exceeding
    
70,000, 16 aldermen;
        (6) in cities exceeding 70,000 but not exceeding
    
90,000, 18 aldermen; and
        (7) in cities exceeding 90,000 but not exceeding
    
500,000, 20 aldermen.
    (b) Instead of the number of aldermen set forth in subsection (a), a municipality with 15,000 or more inhabitants may adopt, either by ordinance or by resolution, not more than one year after the municipality's receipt of the new federal decennial census results, the following number of aldermen: in cities exceeding 15,000 but not exceeding 20,000, 8 aldermen; exceeding 20,000 but not exceeding 50,000, 10 aldermen; exceeding 50,000 but not exceeding 70,000, 14 aldermen; exceeding 70,000 but not exceeding 90,000, 16 aldermen; and exceeding 90,000 but not exceeding 500,000, 18 aldermen.
    (c) Instead of the number of aldermen set forth in subsection (a), a municipality with 40,000 or more inhabitants may adopt, either by ordinance or by resolution, not more than one year after the municipality's receipt of the new federal decennial census results, the following number of aldermen: in cities exceeding 40,000 but not exceeding 50,000, 16 aldermen.
    (d) If, according to the most recent federal decennial census results, the population of a municipality increases or decreases under this Section, then the municipality may adopt an ordinance or resolution to retain the number of aldermen that existed before the most recent federal decennial census results. The ordinance or resolution may not be adopted more than one year after the municipality's receipt of the most recent federal decennial census results.
(Source: P.A. 96-1156, eff. 7-21-10; 97-301, eff. 8-11-11; 97-1091, eff. 8-24-12.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-15)
    Sec. 3.1-20-15. Division into wards. Except as otherwise provided in Section 3.1-20-20, every city shall have one-half as many wards as the total number of aldermen to which the city is entitled. The city council, from time to time, shall divide the city into that number of wards.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-20)
    Sec. 3.1-20-20. Aldermen; restrict or reinstate number.
    (a) In a city of less than 100,000 inhabitants, a proposition to restrict the number of aldermen to one-half of the total authorized by Section 3.1-20-10, with one alderman representing each ward, shall be certified by the city clerk to the proper election authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law, if a petition requesting that action is signed by electors of the city numbering not less than 10% of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor of the city and the petition is filed with the city clerk.
    The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
        Shall (name of city) restrict the number of aldermen
    
to (state number) (one-half of the total authorized by Section 3.1-20-10 of the Illinois Municipal Code), with one alderman representing each ward?
    If a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, all existing aldermanic terms shall expire as of the date of the next regular aldermanic election, at which time a full complement of aldermen shall be elected for the full term.
    (b) In a city of less than 100,000 inhabitants, a proposition to restrict the number of aldermen to one alderman per ward, with one alderman representing each ward, plus an additional number of aldermen not to exceed the number of wards in the city to be elected at large, shall be certified by the city clerk to the proper election authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law, if a petition requesting that action is signed by electors of the city numbering not less than 10% of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor of the city and the petition is filed with the city clerk.
    The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
        Shall (name of city) restrict the number of aldermen
    
to (number), with one alderman representing each ward, plus an additional (number) alderman (aldermen) to be elected at large?
    If a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, all existing aldermanic terms shall expire as of the date of the next regular aldermanic election, at which time a full complement of aldermen shall be elected for the full term.
    (c) In a city of less than 100,000 inhabitants where a proposition under subsection (a) or (b) has been successful, a proposition to reinstate the number of aldermen in accordance with Section 3.1-20-10 shall be certified by the city clerk to the proper election authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law, if a petition requesting that action has been signed by electors of the city numbering not less than 10% of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor of the city and the petition has been filed with the city clerk.
    The election authority must submit the proposition in substantially the following form:
        Shall (name of city) reinstate the number of aldermen
    
to (number of aldermen allowed by Section 3.1-20-10)?
The election authority must record the votes as "Yes" or "No".
    If a majority of the electors voting on the proposition vote in the affirmative, then, if the restriction in the number of aldermen has taken effect, all existing aldermanic terms shall expire as of the date of the next regular aldermanic election, at which time a full complement of aldermen shall be elected for the full term and thereafter terms shall be determined in accordance with Section 3.1-20-35.
(Source: P.A. 92-727, eff. 7-25-02.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-22

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-22) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-22)
    Sec. 3.1-20-22. Aldermen; staggered terms. In any city of less than 100,000 inhabitants, a proposition to stagger the terms of aldermen, with as nearly as possible one-half of the aldermen elected every 2 years, shall be certified by the city clerk to the proper election authority, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law, if a petition requesting that action is signed by electors of the city numbering at least 10% of the total vote cast at the last election for mayor of the city and is filed with the city clerk.
    The ballot shall have printed on it, but not as a part of the proposition submitted, the following information for voters: one alderman elected from each even-numbered ward shall serve a term of 2 years; one alderman elected from each odd-numbered ward shall serve a term of 4 years.
    The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
        Shall (name of city) adopt a system of staggered
    
terms for aldermen?
    If a majority of those voting on the proposition vote in favor of it, then at the next regular election for aldermen one alderman shall be elected from each even-numbered ward for a term of 2 years and one alderman shall be elected from each odd-numbered ward for a term of 4 years. Thereafter, their successors shall be elected for terms of 4 years.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-25

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-25) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-25)
    Sec. 3.1-20-25. Redistricting a city.
    (a) In the formation of wards, the number of inhabitants of the city immediately preceding the division of the city into wards shall be as nearly equal in population, and the wards shall be of as compact and contiguous territory, as practicable. Wards shall be created in a manner so that, as far as practicable, no precinct shall be divided between 2 or more wards.
    (b) Whenever an official decennial census shows that a city contains more or fewer wards than it is entitled to, the city council of the city, by ordinance, shall redistrict the city into as many wards as the city is entitled. This redistricting shall be completed not less than 30 days before the first day set by the general election law for the filing of candidate petitions for the next succeeding election for city officers. At this election there shall be elected the number of aldermen to which the city is entitled, except as provided in subsection (c).
    (c) If it appears from any official decennial census that it is necessary to redistrict under subsection (b) or for any other reason, the city council shall immediately proceed to redistrict the city and shall hold the next city election in accordance with the new redistricting. At this election the aldermen whose terms of office are not expiring shall be considered aldermen for the new wards respectively in which their residences are situated. At this election, in a municipality that is not a newly incorporated municipality, a candidate for alderman may be elected from any ward that contains a part of the ward in which he or she resided at least one year next preceding the election that follows the redistricting, and, if elected, that person may be reelected from the new ward he or she represents if he or she resides in that ward for at least one year next preceding reelection. If there are 2 or more aldermen with terms of office not expiring and residing in the same ward under the new redistricting, the alderman who holds over for that ward shall be determined by lot in the presence of the city council, in the manner directed by the council, and all other aldermen shall fill their unexpired terms as aldermen-at-large. The aldermen-at-large, if any, shall have the same powers and duties as all other aldermen, but upon the expiration of their terms the offices of aldermen-at-large shall be abolished.
    (d) If the redistricting results in one or more wards in which no aldermen reside whose terms of office have not expired, 2 aldermen shall be elected in accordance with Section 3.1-20-35, unless the city elected only one alderman per ward pursuant to a referendum under subsection (a) of Section 3.1-20-20.
    (e) A redistricting ordinance that has decreased the number of wards of a city because of a decrease in population of the city shall not be effective if, not less than 60 days before the time fixed for the next succeeding general municipal election, an official census is officially published that shows that the city has regained a population that entitles it to the number of wards that it had just before the passage of the last redistricting ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 97-1091, eff. 8-24-12.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-30

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-30) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-30)
    Sec. 3.1-20-30. Validation of actions. After an official census is officially published, if a city is divided into a greater number of wards and has elected a greater number of aldermen than the city is entitled to, the division and election shall, nevertheless, be valid and all acts, resolutions, and ordinances of the city council of that city, if in other respects in compliance with law, are valid.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-35

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-35) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-35)
    Sec. 3.1-20-35. Determining terms.
    (a) Aldermen elected at the first election for city officers after the election of aldermen for the initial terms provided for in Section 2-2-11 shall draw lots to determine which aldermen in each ward shall hold office for a 4 year term, and until a successor is elected and has qualified, and which aldermen in each ward shall hold office for a 2 year term, and until a successor is elected and has qualified. All aldermen thereafter elected shall hold office for a term of 4 years, and until their successors are elected and have qualified, except in cities that adopt a 2 year term under Section 3.1-10-65 and except as otherwise provided in Section 3.1-20-20.
    (b) If a city that has had the minority representation plan has voted not to retain the plan, then at the first election for city officers following the vote 2 aldermen shall be elected from each ward in the city and their terms shall be staggered in the manner set forth in subsection (a). The tenure of these aldermen and their successors shall be the same as that stated in subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-40

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-40) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-20-40)
    Sec. 3.1-20-40. Other officers; election rather than appointment. Instead of providing for the appointment of the following officers as provided in Section 3.1-30-5, the city council, in its discretion, may provide by ordinance passed by a two-thirds vote of all the aldermen elected for the election by the electors of the city of a city collector, a city marshal, a city superintendent of streets, a corporation counsel, a city comptroller, or any of them, and any other officers which the city council considers necessary or expedient. By ordinance or resolution, to take effect at the end of the current fiscal year, the city council, by a like vote, may discontinue any office so created and devolve the duties of that office on any other city officer. After discontinuance of an office, no officer filling that office before its discontinuance shall have any claim against the city for salary alleged to accrue after the date of discontinuance.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-45

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-45)
    Sec. 3.1-20-45. Nonpartisan primary elections; uncontested office. A city incorporated under this Code that elects municipal officers at nonpartisan primary and general elections shall conduct the elections as provided in the Election Code, except that no office for which nomination is uncontested shall be included on the primary ballot and no primary shall be held for that office. For the purposes of this Section, an office is uncontested when not more than 4 persons to be nominated for each office have timely filed valid nominating papers seeking nomination for the election to that office.
    Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, when a person (i) who has not timely filed valid nomination papers and (ii) who intends to become a write-in candidate for nomination for any office for which nomination is uncontested files a written statement or notice of that intent with the proper election official with whom the nomination papers for that office are filed, if the write-in candidate becomes the fifth candidate filed, a primary ballot must be prepared and a primary must be held for the office. The statement or notice must be filed on or before the 61st day before the consolidated primary election. The statement must contain (i) the name and address of the person intending to become a write-in candidate, (ii) a statement that the person intends to become a write-in candidate, and (iii) the office the person is seeking as a write-in candidate. An election authority has no duty to conduct a primary election or prepare a primary ballot unless a statement meeting the requirements of this paragraph is filed in a timely manner.
    If there is a primary election, then candidates shall be placed on the ballot for the next succeeding general municipal election in the following manner:
        (1) If one officer is to be elected, then the 2
    
candidates who receive the highest number of votes shall be placed on the ballot for the next succeeding general municipal election.
        (2) If 2 aldermen are to be elected at large, then
    
the 4 candidates who receive the highest number of votes shall be placed on the ballot for the next succeeding general municipal election.
        (3) If 3 aldermen are to be elected at large, then
    
the 6 candidates who receive the highest number of votes shall be placed on the ballot for the next succeeding general municipal election.
    The name of a write-in candidate may not be placed on the ballot for the next succeeding general municipal election unless he or she receives a number of votes in the primary election that equals or exceeds the number of signatures required on a petition for nomination for that office or that exceeds the number of votes received by at least one of the candidates whose names were printed on the primary ballot for nomination for or election to the same office.
(Source: P.A. 97-81, eff. 7-5-11.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 25

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 25 heading)
DIVISION 25. ELECTED VILLAGE AND INCORPORATED TOWN OFFICERS

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-5)
    Sec. 3.1-25-5. Trustees; terms. In each village incorporated under this Code, the electors of the village shall elect 6 trustees. The term of office of the trustees shall be 4 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified. Trustees elected at the first election for village officers after a village is incorporated, however, shall by lot designate one-half of their number, whose terms shall be 2 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-10)
    Sec. 3.1-25-10. Village board; composition; referendum. Any village board of a village of under 5,000 population incorporated under this Code may by resolution provide for a referendum on the question of whether the board of trustees shall be comprised of 4 members rather than 6 members. The referendum shall be held in accordance with the general election law. If a majority of those voting on the question vote in favor of reducing the number of trustees from 6 to 4, the number of trustees shall be reduced to 4. In order to provide for the transition from 6 member boards to 4 member boards, 2 trustees shall be elected at the general municipal election in each odd numbered year after the adoption of the referendum when trustees are elected for 4 year terms and at the general municipal election in each year after the adoption of the referendum when trustees are elected for 2 year terms. Any village that changes from a 6 member board to a 4 member board may thereafter return to a 6 member board by the same procedure.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-15)
    Sec. 3.1-25-15. President and trustees; general election.
    (a) The election for the president in villages shall be held at the general municipal election in accordance with the general election law.
    (b) The election for trustees in villages shall be held in accordance with the general election law, except as provided in Section 3.1-25-70.
    (c) The day upon which the elections provided for in this Section are to be held is subject to the provisions of the general election law.
    (d) Every village or incorporated town incorporated and existing under a special Act that has, before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1992, held a general municipal election in even numbered years may continue to do so. Every village or incorporated town may also hold annual municipal elections if it is necessary to comply with the provisions of Section 3.1-25-70.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-20)
    Sec. 3.1-25-20. Primary election. A village incorporated under this Code shall nominate and elect candidates for president and trustees in nonpartisan primary and general elections as provided in Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-55 until the electors of the village vote to require the partisan election of the president and trustees at a referendum in the manner provided in Section 3.1-25-65 after January 1, 1992. The provisions of Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-55 shall apply to all villages incorporated under this Code that have operated under those Sections without the adoption of those provisions by the referendum provided in Section 3.1-25-60 as well as those villages that have adopted those provisions by the referendum provided in Section 3.1-25-60 until the electors of those villages vote to require the partisan election of the president and trustees in the manner provided in Section 3.1-25-65. Villages that have nominated and elected candidates for president and trustees in partisan elections prior to January 1, 1992, may continue to hold partisan elections without conducting a referendum in the manner provided in Section 3.1-25-65. All candidates for nomination to be voted for at all general municipal elections at which a president or trustees, or both, are to be elected under this Article shall be nominated from the village at large by a primary election.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no primary shall be held in any village when the nomination for every office to be voted upon by the electors of the village is uncontested. If the nomination of candidates is uncontested as to one or more, but not all, of the offices to be voted upon by the electors of the village, then a primary must be held in the village, provided that the primary ballot shall not include those offices in the village for which the nomination is uncontested. For the purposes of this Section, an office is uncontested when not more than the number of persons to be nominated to the office have timely filed valid nominating papers seeking nomination for election to that office.
    Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, when a person (i) who has not timely filed valid nomination papers and (ii) who intends to become a write-in candidate for nomination for any office for which nomination is uncontested files a written statement or notice of that intent with the proper election official with whom the nomination papers for that office are filed, a primary ballot must be prepared and a primary must be held for the office. The statement or notice must be filed on or before the 61st day before the consolidated primary election. The statement must contain (i) the name and address of the person intending to become a write-in candidate, (ii) a statement that the person intends to become a write-in candidate, and (iii) the office the person is seeking as a write-in candidate. An election authority has no duty to conduct a primary election or prepare a primary ballot unless a statement meeting the requirements of this paragraph is filed in a timely manner.
    Only the names of those persons nominated in the manner prescribed in Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-65 shall be placed on the ballot at the general municipal election. The village clerk shall certify the offices to be filled and the candidates for those offices to the proper election authority as provided in the general election law. A primary for those offices, if required, shall be held in accordance with the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 91-57, eff. 6-30-99.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-30

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-30) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-30)
    Sec. 3.1-25-30. Petition of candidacy. The petition in the nomination papers shall contain a number of signatures of electors residing within the same village as the candidate equal to at least 1% of the total vote cast at the last preceding election in the village for president. The petition shall be in substantially the form provided in the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-35

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-35) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-35)
    Sec. 3.1-25-35. Primary ballots. The proper election authority, in accordance with the general election law, shall have the primary ballots printed in the same manner, in the same number, and within the same time as ballots are printed under the general election law, except as otherwise provided in this Code. If the office of president is to be filled in the succeeding general municipal election, the names of the candidates for president shall be placed first on the primary ballots, in substantially the form specified in this Section. Following these names shall appear the names of the candidates for trustees in substantially the form specified in this Section. The primary ballots shall comply with the general election law, except as otherwise provided in this Code. The ballots shall designate no party, platform, political principle, appellation, or mark, nor shall any circle be printed at the head of the primary ballots.
    The primary ballots shall be in substantially the following form:
OFFICIAL PRIMARY BALLOT
CANDIDATES FOR NOMINATION
FOR (PRESIDENT AND)
TRUSTEES OF (NAME OF VILLAGE)
AT THE PRIMARY ELECTION.
FOR PRESIDENT
(VOTE FOR ONE)
HENRY WHITE
JAMES SMITH
LARRY FRANG
RALPH WILSON
FOR TRUSTEES
(VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN (NUMBER))
THOMAS WILLIAMS
WILLIAM BURKE
ALEXANDER HAMILTON
EDWARD STUART
MARY KURTIS
G.E. HAUSMANN
ARTHUR ROBBINS
MARK TANDY
HARRY BROWN
JOSEPH TROUT
IMMANUEL KANT
ROBERT BUCK
GEORGE MILLER
SARAH TOLLER                                                  
(Source: P.A. 95-862, eff. 8-19-08.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-40

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-40) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-40)
    Sec. 3.1-25-40. Ballots.
    (a) If the office of president is to be filled, only the names of the 4 candidates receiving the highest number of votes for president shall be placed on the ballot for president at the next succeeding general municipal election. The names of candidates in a number equal to 4 times the number of trustee positions to be filled receiving the highest number of votes for trustee, or the names of all candidates if less than 4 times the number of trustee positions to be filled, shall be placed on the ballot for that office at the municipal election.
    (b) An elector, however, at either a primary election or a general municipal election held under Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-55, may write in the names of the candidates of that elector's choice in accordance with the general election law. If, however, the name of only one candidate for a particular office appeared on the primary ballot, the name of the person having the largest number of write-in votes shall not be placed upon the ballot at the general municipal election unless the number of votes received in the primary election by that person was at least 10% of the number of votes received by the candidate for the same office whose name appeared on the primary ballot.
    (c) If a nominee at a general primary election dies or withdraws before the general municipal election, there shall be placed on the ballot the name of the candidate receiving the next highest number of votes, and so on in case of the death or withdrawal of more than one nominee.
    (d) If in the application of this Section there occurs the condition provided for in Section 3.1-25-45, there shall be placed on the ballot the name of the candidate who was not chosen by lot under that Section where one of 2 tied candidates had been placed on the ballot before the death or withdrawal occurred. If, however, in the application of this Section, the candidate with the next highest number of votes cannot be determined because of a tie among 2 or more candidates, the successor nominee whose name shall be placed on the ballot shall be determined by lot as provided in Section 3.1-25-45.
(Source: P.A. 95-699, eff. 11-9-07.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-45

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-45) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-45)
    Sec. 3.1-25-45. Nomination; determination by lot. If, upon the canvass of the returns of the primary election specified in Section 3.1-25-20, the canvassing board finds that there are tied candidates for president or trustee so that the appropriate number of candidates receiving the highest number of votes cannot be determined, the canvassing board shall determine by lot which of the tied candidates shall be nominated for the positions for which they are tied. In these cases the canvassing board shall issue to the tied candidates written notice of the tie vote, stating in the notice the place, the day (which shall not be more than 5 days thereafter), and the hour when the nomination is to be so determined.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-50

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-50) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-50)
    Sec. 3.1-25-50. General election; ballot positions. On the ballots for the general municipal election, if the office of president is to be filled, the names of the nominees for president shall be placed first, in substantially the form specified in this Section. Following these names, the names of the nominees for trustees shall appear under each office, in substantially the form specified in this Section.
    The ballots shall be in the form provided by the general election law, except as otherwise provided in this Code, but they shall designate no party, platform, political principle, appellation, or mark, nor shall any circle be printed at the head of the ballots. The ballots shall be in substantially the following form:
OFFICIAL BALLOT
NOMINEES FOR (PRESIDENT AND) TRUSTEES OF (NAME OF
VILLAGE) AT THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION
FOR PRESIDENT
(VOTE FOR ONE)
JAMES SMITH
LARRY FRANG
FOR TRUSTEES
(VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN (NUMBER))
EDWARD STUART
ROBERT BUCK
GEORGE MILLER
WILLIAM BURKE
ARTHUR ROBBINS
HARRY BROWN                                                   
(Source: P.A. 95-862, eff. 8-19-08.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-55

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-55) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-55)
    Sec. 3.1-25-55. General election; election contests. All general municipal elections under Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-50 shall be held, conducted, and contested under the general election law, except that the contest of the election of president and trustees shall be conducted in the circuit court and the board of trustees shall not be the judge of the election and qualification of its members.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-60

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-60) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-60)
    Sec. 3.1-25-60. Referendum to require primary elections. Any village incorporated under this Code that has not adopted the provisions of Section 3.1-25-45 or Articles 4, 5, or 6 of this Code may, by a vote of the electors of the village as provided in this Section, elect to require candidates for president and trustees to run in primary elections as provided in Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-55.
    The question of requiring candidates for president and trustees to run in primary elections as provided in Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-55 shall be certified by the village clerk to the proper election authority, who shall submit the proposition to the electors of the village upon a resolution adopted by the council or upon petition filed with the village clerk and signed by electors of the village equal in number to at least 10% of the number of votes cast for the candidates for president at the last preceding general municipal election. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall candidates for president and trustees of (name
    
of village) be elected in nonpartisan primary and general elections?
    If a majority of the electors in the village voting on the question vote in the affirmative, candidates for president and trustees of the village shall be elected as provided in Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-55.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-65

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-65) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-65)
    Sec. 3.1-25-65. Referendum to discontinue primary elections. Any village operating under the provisions of Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-55 may by referendum elect to have the president and trustees nominated and elected at partisan primary and general elections.
    The question may be submitted to the electors of the village by the council or upon a petition signed by electors of the village equal in number to at least 10% of the number of votes cast for candidates for president at the last preceding general municipal election. The question shall be certified by the village clerk to the proper election authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law. The question shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall candidates for president and trustees of (name
    
of village) no longer be elected in nonpartisan primary and general elections?
    If a majority of the electors in the village voting on the question vote in the affirmative, candidates for president and trustees shall no longer be elected as provided in Sections 3.1-25-20 through 3.1-25-55.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-70

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-70) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-70)
    Sec. 3.1-25-70. Trustees under special Acts.
    (a) In every village and incorporated town incorporated and existing under any special Act that, before June 4, 1909, pursuant to any special Act, annually elected members of its legislative body, the electors in the village or incorporated town, instead of the legislative body now provided for by law, shall elect 6 trustees. They shall hold their offices until their respective successors are elected and have qualified. At the first meeting of this board of 6 trustees, the terms of office of the trustees shall be staggered, and thereafter shall be for the same length of time as provided for aldermen in Section 3.1-20-35.
    (b) The electors of the village or incorporated town may, however, adopt a 2 year term for their trustees as provided in Section 3.1-10-65. If this 2 year term is adopted, then at the next general municipal election in the adopting village or incorporated town, 3 trustees shall be elected, and they shall hold their offices for terms of one year each. In the next succeeding year, and in each year thereafter, 3 trustees shall be elected in the adopting village or incorporated town, and they shall hold their offices for terms of 2 years each.
    (c) A village or incorporated town that, before January 1, 1942, has adopted a 2 year term for its trustees and is now electing 3 trustees each year shall continue to elect 3 trustees each year for a term of 2 years each. A village or incorporated town that, before January 1, 1942, has adopted a 2 year term for its trustees but is not now electing 3 trustees each year shall elect 3 trustees at the next general municipal election in that municipality, and they shall hold their offices for terms of one year each. In the next succeeding year, and in each year thereafter, 3 trustees shall be elected, and they shall hold their offices for terms of 2 years each.
    (d) This Section shall not apply to or change the method of election of the members of the legislative body of incorporated towns that have superseded civil townships.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-75

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-75) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-75)
    Sec. 3.1-25-75. Districts; election of trustees.
    (a) After a village with a population of 5,000 or more adopts the provisions of this Section in the manner prescribed in Section 3.1-25-80, the board of trustees by ordinance shall divide and, whenever necessary thereafter, shall redistrict the village into 6 compact and contiguous districts of approximately equal population as required by law. This redistricting shall be completed not less than 30 days before the first day for the filing of nominating petitions for the next succeeding election of village officers held in accordance with the general election law.
    (b) Each of the districts shall be represented by one trustee who shall have been an actual resident of the district for at least 6 months immediately before his or her election in the first election after a redistricting, unless the trustee is a resident of a newly incorporated municipality. Only the electors of a district shall elect the trustee from that district.
    (c) The provisions of this Code relating to terms of office of aldermen in cities shall also apply to the terms of office of trustees under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-646, eff. 1-1-08.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-80

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-80) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-80)
    Sec. 3.1-25-80. Referendum; districting and election of trustees. If a petition signed by not less than 5% of the electors of a village with a population of 5,000 or more requests that the question of districting the village and electing trustees, one from each district, be submitted to the electors of the village, this question shall be certified by the municipal clerk to the proper election authority, who shall submit the proposition at the next general state or municipal election in the village. The petition shall be presented in accordance with the general election law.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall the village be divided into 6 districts with
    
one trustee elected from each district?
    If the question receives the favorable vote of a majority of all votes cast on the proposition, the board of trustees shall proceed to district the village, and the election of trustees for the village thereafter shall be in accordance with Section 3.1-25-75.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-85

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-85) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-85)
    Sec. 3.1-25-85. Method of election of trustees; abandonment. Any municipality that has operated for more than 4 years under the provisions of Section 3.1-25-75 may abandon its method of electing trustees under that Section and elect its trustees under the provisions of Section 3.1-25-5 then applicable to villages, by proceeding under this Section.
    When a petition signed by not less than 5% of the electors of the village requests that the question of abandoning the method of electing trustees from districts be submitted to the electors of the village, this question shall be certified by the municipal clerk to the appropriate election authority, who shall submit the proposition at the next general municipal election in the village. The petition shall be presented in accordance with the general election law.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall (name of village) abandon the method of
    
electing trustees from districts so that trustees shall be hereafter elected on a village wide basis?
    If a majority of the votes cast on this proposition are in favor of it, the trustees elected at the next succeeding general municipal election shall be elected in the manner then prescribed by Section 3.1-25-5. The trustees who have been duly elected, have qualified, and who are acting at the time this proposition takes effect shall continue in office until their respective terms expire or until they cease to function as trustees.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-90

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-90) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-90)
    Sec. 3.1-25-90. Election or appointment of clerk; term; vacancy.
    (a) Any village of fewer than 5,000 inhabitants may, by resolution adopted by not less than two-thirds of the village board, choose to have a clerk appointed by the village president with the concurrence of the village board. Otherwise, at the election for trustees in each village and incorporated town, whether incorporated under a general or special Act (other than a village that was incorporated under a special Act and that adopts Section 3.1-30-25), a clerk of the village or incorporated town shall be elected who shall hold office for a term of the same length of time as provided in this Article 3.1 for the mayor in a city, except that any such village or incorporated town that, before January 1, 1942, has adopted a 2 year term for village clerk shall continue to elect a village clerk for a term of 2 years. Whenever a vacancy in the office of a clerk elected under this Section occurs during the term, the vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the term at the next general municipal election as provided by Section 3.1-10-50. During the period from the time the vacancy occurs until a clerk is elected as provided in this Section and has qualified, the vacancy may be filled by the appointment of an acting clerk by the president with the advice and consent of the trustees.
    (b) In any village where the clerk is appointed as provided in this Section, the clerk may later be elected, but only after a referendum initiated and held as provided in this Section. The question of whether the village clerk shall be elected, rather than appointed, shall be submitted to the electors of the village upon the filing of a petition with the village clerk signed by electors equal in number to at least 10% of the highest number of votes cast for any candidate for village office at the last preceding municipal election. The question shall be certified by the village clerk to the proper election authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law. The question shall be in substantially the following form:
        Shall the clerk in (name of village) be elected,
    
rather than appointed?
    If a majority of the electors in the village voting on the question vote in the affirmative, the village clerk shall thereafter be elected. If a majority of the electors voting on the question vote in the negative, the village clerk shall continue to be appointed.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-95

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-95) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-95)
    Sec. 3.1-25-95. Incorporated town officers. For the general municipal election to be held in the year 1985 in every incorporated town with a population of 25,000 or more by the last official census, and every 4 years thereafter, the municipal clerk shall certify the names of the candidates to the proper election authority as provided by the general election law. A president, a clerk, an assessor, a collector, and a supervisor shall be elected for a term of 4 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified. Whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of any of the specified officers, the vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the term at the next general municipal election in that incorporated town as provided in Section 3.1-10-50. Whenever an election is held for this purpose, the municipal clerk shall certify the office to be filled and the candidates for that office to the election authorities as provided in the general election law. During the period from the time a vacancy occurs until a clerk, assessor, collector, or supervisor is elected and has qualified, the vacancy may be filled by appointment by the president and board of trustees of that incorporated town voting jointly. During the period from the time a vacancy occurs until a president is elected and has qualified, the vacancy may be filled by appointment by the board of trustees of that incorporated town.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 30

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 30 heading)
DIVISION 30. APPOINTED OFFICERS IN ALL MUNICIPALITIES

65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-30-5)
    Sec. 3.1-30-5. Appointed officers in all municipalities.
    (a) The mayor or president, as the case may be, by and with the advice and consent of the city council or the board of trustees, may appoint (1) a treasurer (if the treasurer is not an elected position in the municipality), (2) a collector, (3) a comptroller, (4) a marshal, (5) an attorney or a corporation counsel, (6) one or more purchasing agents and deputies, (7) the number of auxiliary police officers determined necessary by the corporate authorities, (8) police matrons, (9) a commissioner of public works, (10) a budget director or a budget officer, and (11) other officers necessary to carry into effect the powers conferred upon municipalities.
    (b) By ordinance or resolution to take effect at the end of the current fiscal year, the corporate authorities, by a two-thirds vote, may discontinue any appointed office and devolve the duties of that office on any other municipal officer. After discontinuance, no officer filling the office before its discontinuance shall have any claim against the municipality for salary alleged to accrue after the date of discontinuance.
    (c) Vacancies in all appointed municipal offices may be filled in the same manner as appointments are made under subsection (a). The city council or board of trustees of a municipality, by ordinance not inconsistent with this Code, may prescribe the duties, define the powers, and fix the term of office of all appointed officers of the municipality; but the term of office, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Code, shall not exceed that of the mayor or president of the municipality.
    (d) An appointed officer of a municipality may resign from his or her office. If an appointed officer resigns, he or she shall continue in office until a successor has been chosen and has qualified. If there is a failure to appoint a municipal officer, or the person appointed fails to qualify, the person filling the office shall continue in office until a successor has been chosen and has qualified. If an appointed municipal officer ceases to perform the duties of or to hold the office by reason of death, permanent physical or mental disability, conviction of a disqualifying crime, or dismissal from or abandonment of office, the mayor or president of the municipality may appoint a temporary successor to the officer.
(Source: P.A. 94-984, eff. 6-30-06.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-30-10)
    Sec. 3.1-30-10. Deputy clerk.
    (a) In municipalities with a population of 500,000 or more, the municipal clerk may appoint the number of deputy clerks necessary to discharge the functions and duties of the office of municipal clerk.
    (b) In municipalities of less than 500,000, the municipal clerk, when authorized by the corporate authorities, may appoint the number of deputy clerks necessary to discharge the functions and duties of the office of municipal clerk, who need not be a resident of the municipality. The corporate authorities of the municipality may limit the number of deputy clerks that the municipal clerk may appoint.
(Source: P.A. 94-250, eff. 7-19-05.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-30-15)
    Sec. 3.1-30-15. Clerk as collector. If, in any municipality, a collector is appointed, the corporate authorities may provide by ordinance that the clerk shall hold the office of collector.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-30-20)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 98-725)
    Sec. 3.1-30-20. Auxiliary police officers.
    (a) Auxiliary police officers shall not be members of the regular police department of the municipality. Auxiliary police officers shall not supplement members of the regular police department of any municipality in the performance of their assigned and normal duties, except as otherwise provided in this Code. Auxiliary police officers shall only be assigned to perform the following duties in a municipality: (i) to aid or direct traffic within the municipality, (ii) to aid in control of natural or man made disasters, and (iii) to aid in case of civil disorder as directed by the chief of police. When it is impractical for members of the regular police department to perform those normal and regular police duties, however, the chief of police of the regular police department may assign auxiliary police officers to perform those normal and regular police duties. Identification symbols worn by auxiliary police officers shall be different and distinct from those used by members of the regular police department. Auxiliary police officers shall at all times during the performance of their duties be subject to the direction and control of the chief of police of the municipality. Auxiliary police officers shall not carry firearms, except with the permission of the chief of police and while in uniform and in the performance of their duties. Auxiliary police officers, when on duty, shall also be conservators of the peace and shall have the powers specified in Section 3.1-15-25.
    (b) Auxiliary police officers, before entering upon any of their duties, shall receive a course of training in the use of weapons and other police procedures appropriate for the exercise of the powers conferred upon them under this Code. The training and course of study shall be determined and provided by the corporate authorities of each municipality employing auxiliary police officers. Before being permitted to carry a firearm, however, an auxiliary police officer must have the same course of training as required of peace officers under Section 2 of the Peace Officer Firearm Training Act. The municipal authorities may require that all auxiliary police officers be residents of the municipality served by them. Before the appointment of an auxiliary police officer, the person's fingerprints shall be taken, and no person shall be appointed as an auxiliary police officer if that person has been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude.
    (c) The Line of Duty Compensation Act shall be applicable to auxiliary police officers upon their death in the line of duty described in this Code.
(Source: P.A. 94-984, eff. 6-30-06.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 98-725)
    Sec. 3.1-30-20. Auxiliary police officers.
    (a) Auxiliary police officers shall not be members of the regular police department of the municipality. Auxiliary police officers shall not supplement members of the regular police department of any municipality in the performance of their assigned and normal duties, except as otherwise provided in this Code. Auxiliary police officers shall only be assigned to perform the following duties in a municipality: (i) to aid or direct traffic within the municipality, (ii) to aid in control of natural or man made disasters, and (iii) to aid in case of civil disorder as directed by the chief of police. When it is impractical for members of the regular police department to perform those normal and regular police duties, however, the chief of police of the regular police department may assign auxiliary police officers to perform those normal and regular police duties. Identification symbols worn by auxiliary police officers shall be different and distinct from those used by members of the regular police department. Auxiliary police officers shall at all times during the performance of their duties be subject to the direction and control of the chief of police of the municipality. Auxiliary police officers shall not carry firearms, except with the permission of the chief of police and while in uniform and in the performance of their duties. Auxiliary police officers, when on duty, shall also be conservators of the peace and shall have the powers specified in Section 3.1-15-25.
    (b) Auxiliary police officers, before entering upon any of their duties, shall receive a course of training in the use of weapons and other police procedures appropriate for the exercise of the powers conferred upon them under this Code. The training and course of study shall be determined and provided by the corporate authorities of each municipality employing auxiliary police officers. Before being permitted to carry a firearm, however, an auxiliary police officer must have the same course of training as required of peace officers under Section 2 of the Peace Officer and Probation Officer Firearm Training Act. The municipal authorities may require that all auxiliary police officers be residents of the municipality served by them. Before the appointment of an auxiliary police officer, the person's fingerprints shall be taken, and no person shall be appointed as an auxiliary police officer if that person has been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude.
    (c) The Line of Duty Compensation Act shall be applicable to auxiliary police officers upon their death in the line of duty described in this Code.
(Source: P.A. 98-725, eff. 1-1-15.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-21

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-21)
    Sec. 3.1-30-21. Part-time police. A municipality may appoint, discipline, and discharge part-time police officers. A municipality that employs part-time police officers shall, by ordinance, establish hiring standards for part-time police officers and shall submit those standards to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board.
    Part-time police officers shall be members of the regular police department, except for pension purposes. Part-time police officers shall not be assigned under any circumstances to supervise or direct full-time police officers of a police department. Part-time police officers shall not be used as permanent replacements for permanent full-time police officers.
    Part-time police officers shall be trained under the Intergovernmental Law Enforcement Officer's In-Service Training Act in accordance with the procedures for part-time police officers established by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board. A part-time police officer hired after January 1, 1996 who has not yet received certification under Section 8.2 of the Illinois Police Training Act shall be directly supervised.
(Source: P.A. 89-170, eff. 1-1-96.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-25

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-25) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-30-25)
    Sec. 3.1-30-25. Municipalities incorporated under special Acts. The corporate authorities of municipalities incorporated and existing under special Acts that now provide for or require the election of one or more of the appointed officers referred to in this Division 30 may adopt this Division 30 by resolution and may, instead of the provisions or requirements of the special Acts, provide by ordinance for the appointment of those officers by the corporate authorities and prescribe their terms, duties, compensation, and the amount of any bond required.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 35

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 35 heading)
DIVISION 35. FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES
OF CERTAIN MUNICIPAL OFFICERS

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-5)
    Sec. 3.1-35-5. Mayor or president; general duties. The mayor or president shall perform all the duties which are prescribed by law, including ordinances, and shall take care that the laws and ordinances are faithfully executed. The mayor or president from time to time may, and annually shall, give the corporate authorities information concerning the affairs of the municipality and may recommend for their consideration measures the mayor or president believes expedient.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-10)
    Sec. 3.1-35-10. Mayor or president; removal of appointed officer. Except where otherwise provided by statute, the mayor or president may remove any officer appointed by the mayor or president under this Code, on any written charge, whenever the mayor or president is of the opinion that the interests of the municipality demand removal. The mayor or president shall report the reasons for the removal to the corporate authorities at a meeting to be held not less than 5 nor more than 10 days after the removal. If the mayor or president fails or refuses to report to the corporate authorities the reasons for the removal, or if the corporate authorities by a two-thirds vote of all members authorized by law to be elected disapprove of the removal, the officer thereupon shall be restored to the office from which the officer was removed. The vote shall be by yeas and nays, which shall be entered upon the journal of the corporate authorities. Upon restoration, the officer shall give a new bond and take a new oath of office. No officer shall be removed a second time for the same offense.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-15)
    Sec. 3.1-35-15. Mayor or president; release of prisoners. The mayor or president may release any person imprisoned for violation of a municipal ordinance and shall report the release, together with the reasons for the release, to the corporate authorities at their first meeting after the release.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-20)
    Sec. 3.1-35-20. Mayor or president; examination of records. The mayor or president at all times may examine and inspect the books, records, and papers of any agent, employee, or officer of the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-25

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-25) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-25)
    Sec. 3.1-35-25. Mayor or president; calling out militia. Subject to the authority of the Governor as commander-in-chief of the militia, the mayor or president may call out the militia to aid in suppressing riots and other disorderly conduct or to aid in carrying into effect any law or ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-30

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-30) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-30)
    Sec. 3.1-35-30. Mayor or president; designation for signing instruments. The mayor or president may designate in writing another person to affix the signature of the mayor or president to any written instrument or instruments required to be signed by the mayor or president. The mayor or president shall send written notice of this designation to the corporate authorities, stating the name of the person who has been selected and what instrument or instruments the person will have authority to sign. A written signature of the mayor or president executed by the designated person, with the signature of the designated person underneath, shall be attached to the notice. The notice, with the signatures attached, shall be recorded in the journal of the corporate authorities and then filed with the municipal clerk. When the signature of the mayor or president is placed on a written instrument at the direction of the mayor or president in the specified manner, the instrument or instruments, in all respects, shall be as binding on the municipality as if signed by the mayor or president in person.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-35

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-35) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-35)
    Sec. 3.1-35-35. Mayor or president pro tem; temporary chairman.
    (a) If the mayor or president is temporarily absent because of an incapacity to perform official duties, but the incapacity does not create a vacancy in the office, the corporate authorities shall elect one of their members to act as mayor or president pro tem. The mayor or president pro tem, during this absence or disability, shall perform the duties and possess all the rights and powers of the mayor or president but shall not be entitled to vote both as mayor or president pro tem and as alderman or trustee.
    (b) In the absence of the mayor, president, acting mayor or president, or mayor or president pro tem, the corporate authorities may elect one of their members to act as a temporary chairman. The temporary chairman shall have only the powers of a presiding officer and a right to vote only in the capacity as alderman or trustee on any ordinance, resolution, or motion.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-40

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-40) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-40)
    Sec. 3.1-35-40. Treasurer; duties.
    (a) The municipal treasurer shall receive all money belonging to the municipality and shall keep the treasurer's books and accounts in the manner prescribed by ordinance. These books and accounts shall always be subject to the inspection of any member of the corporate authorities. The municipality may, however, by ordinance designate a person or institution which, as bond trustee, shall receive from the county collector amounts payable to the municipality as taxes levied pursuant to a bond issuance.
    (b) The treasurer shall keep a separate account of each fund or appropriation and the debits and credits belonging to the fund or appropriation.
    (c) The treasurer shall give every person paying money into the treasury a receipt, specifying the date of payment and upon what account paid. The treasurer shall file copies of these receipts with the clerk, with the treasurer's monthly reports. If the treasurer has possession of money properly appropriated to the payment of any warrant lawfully drawn upon the treasurer, the treasurer shall pay the money specified in the warrant to the person designated by the warrant.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-45

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-45) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-45)
    Sec. 3.1-35-45. Treasurer; reports. At the end of every month, and oftener if required by the corporate authorities, the municipal treasurer shall render an account under oath to the corporate authorities, or to an officer designated by ordinance, showing the state of the treasury at the date of the account and the balance of money in the treasury. The treasurer shall accompany the account with a statement of all money received into the treasury and on what account, together with all warrants redeemed and paid by the treasurer. On the day the treasurer renders an account, these warrants, with all vouchers held by the treasurer, shall be delivered to the municipal clerk and filed, together with the account, in the clerk's office. All paid warrants shall be marked "paid". The treasurer shall keep a register of all warrants, which shall describe each warrant, showing its date, amount, and number, the fund from which paid, the name of the person to whom paid, and when paid.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-50

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-50) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-50)
    Sec. 3.1-35-50. Treasurer; deposit of funds.
    (a) The municipal treasurer may be required to keep all funds and money in the treasurer's custody belonging to the municipality in places of deposit designated by ordinance. When requested by the municipal treasurer, the corporate authorities shall designate one or more banks or savings and loan associations in which may be kept the funds and money of the municipality in the custody of the treasurer. When a bank or savings and loan association has been designated as a depository, it shall continue as a depository until 10 days have elapsed after a new depository is designated and has qualified by furnishing the statements of resources and liabilities as required by this Section. When a new depository is designated, the corporate authorities shall notify the sureties of the municipal treasurer of that fact in writing at least 5 days before the transfer of funds. The treasurer shall be discharged from responsibility for all funds or money that the treasurer deposits in a designated bank or savings and loan association while the funds and money are so deposited.
    (b) The municipal treasurer may require any bank or savings and loan association to deposit with the treasurer securities or mortgages that have a market value at least equal to the amount of the funds or moneys of the municipality deposited with the bank or savings and loan association that exceeds the insurance limitation provided by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation.
    (c) The municipal treasurer may enter into agreements of any definite or indefinite term regarding the deposit, redeposit, investment, reinvestment, or withdrawal of municipal funds.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act or any other law, each official custodian of municipal funds, including, without limitation, each municipal treasurer or finance director or each person properly designated as the official custodian for municipal funds, including, without limitation, each person properly designated as official custodian for funds held by an intergovernmental risk management entity, self-insurance pool, waste management agency, or other intergovernmental entity composed solely of participating municipalities, is permitted to:
        (i) combine moneys from more than one fund of a
    
single municipality, risk management entity, self-insurance pool, or other intergovernmental entity composed solely of participating municipalities for the purpose of investing such moneys;
        (ii) join with any other official custodians or
    
treasurers of municipal, intergovernmental risk management entity, self-insurance pool, waste management agency, or other intergovernmental entity composed solely of participating municipalities for the purpose of jointly investing the funds of which the official custodians or treasurers have custody; and
        (iii) enter into agreements of any definite or
    
indefinite term regarding the redeposit, investment, or withdrawal of municipal, risk management entity, self-insurance agency, waste management agency, or other intergovernmental entity funds.
    When funds are combined for investment purposes as authorized in this Section, the moneys combined for those purposes shall be accounted for separately in all respects, and the earnings from such investment shall be separately and individually computed, recorded, and credited to the fund, municipality, intergovernmental risk management entity, self-insurance pool, waste management agency, or other intergovernmental entity, as the case may be, for which the investment was acquired.
    Joint investments shall be made only in investments authorized by law for investment of municipal funds. The grant of authority contained in this subsection is cumulative, supplemental, and in addition to all other power or authority granted by any other law and shall not be construed as a limitation of any power and authority otherwise granted.
    (e) No bank or savings and loan association shall receive public funds as permitted by this Section unless it has complied with the requirements established by Section 6 of the Public Funds Investment Act.
    (f) In addition to any other investments or deposits authorized under this Code, municipalities are authorized to invest the funds and public moneys in the custody of the municipal treasurer in accordance with the Public Funds Investment Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-297, eff. 1-1-14.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-55

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-55) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-55)
    Sec. 3.1-35-55. Treasurer; personal use of funds. The municipal treasurer shall keep all money belonging to the municipality and in the treasurer's custody separate and distinct from the treasurer's own money and shall not use, either directly or indirectly, the municipality's money or warrants for the personal use and benefit of the treasurer or of any other person. Any violation of this provision shall subject the treasurer to immediate removal from office by the corporate authorities, who may declare the treasurer's office vacant.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-60

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-60) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-60)
    Sec. 3.1-35-60. Treasurer; receipts and expenditures. The municipal treasurer shall report to the corporate authorities, as often as they require, a full and detailed account of all receipts and expenditures of the municipality, as shown by the treasurer's books, up to the time of the report.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-65

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-65) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-65)
    Sec. 3.1-35-65. Treasurer; annual accounts.
    (a) Within 6 months after the end of each fiscal year, the treasurer of each municipality having a population of less than 500,000, as determined by the last preceding federal census, shall annually prepare and file with the clerk of the municipality an account of moneys received and expenditures incurred during the preceding fiscal year as specified in this Section. The treasurer shall show in the account:
        (1) All moneys received by the municipality,
    
indicating the total amounts, in the aggregate, received in each account of the municipality, with a general statement concerning the source of receipts. In this paragraph, the term "account" does not mean each individual taxpayer, householder, licensee, utility user, or other persons whose payments to the municipality are credited to a general account.
        (2) Except as provided in paragraph (3) of this
    
subsection (a), all moneys paid out by the municipality where the total amount paid during the fiscal year exceeds $2,500 in the aggregate, giving the name of each person to whom moneys were paid and the total paid to each person.
        (3) All moneys paid out by the municipality as
    
compensation for personal services, giving the name of each person to whom moneys were paid and the total amount paid to each person from each account, except that the treasurer may elect to report the compensation for personal services of all personnel by name, listing each employee in one of the following categories:
            (A) under $25,000.00;
            (B) $25,000.00 to $49,999.99;
            (C) $50,000.00 to $74,999.99;
            (D) $75,000.00 to $99,999.99;
            (E) $100,000.00 to $124,999.99; or
            (F) $125,000.00 and over.
        (4) A summary statement of operations for all funds
    
and account groups of the municipality, as excerpted from the annual financial report as filed with the appropriate State agency.
    (b) Upon receipt of the account from the municipal treasurer, the municipal clerk shall publish the account at least once in one or more newspapers published in the municipality or, if no newspaper is published in the municipality, then in one or more newspapers having a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with a population of less than 500 in which no newspaper is published, however, publication may be made by posting a copy of the account in 3 prominent places within the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 92-354, eff. 8-15-01.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-70

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-70) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-70)
    Sec. 3.1-35-70. Treasurer; copy of report filed with collector. Within 6 months after the end of each fiscal year the treasurer of each municipality, as provided in Section 3.1-35-65, shall file with each town or county collector of taxes who collects taxes levied by the municipality a copy of the annual account that is required to be filed with and published by the municipal clerk, as provided in Section 3.1-35-65, together with an affidavit of the municipal clerk stating that the copy is a true and correct copy of the annual account filed with the clerk, that it was published or posted as required by Section 3.1-35-65, the date of the filing and publication or posting, and, if published, the newspaper in which it was published.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-75

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-75) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-75)
    Sec. 3.1-35-75. Treasurer; failure to file account. If a municipal treasurer fails to file the annual account and affidavit with the town or county collector within 6 months after the end of a fiscal year as required by Section 3.1-35-70, the town or county collector, as the case may be, shall withhold payment to the treasurer of any and all moneys due the municipality after the expiration of that 6 month period and until the annual account and affidavit are received by the collector. The failure of a municipal treasurer or municipal clerk to comply with the provisions of Sections 3.1-35-65 and 3.1-35-70 within 6 months after the end of a fiscal year shall not preclude the treasurer or clerk or the other officers of the municipality from preparing, publishing or posting, and filing the annual account and affidavit after the expiration of that 6 month period. If the clerk, treasurer, or other officers later comply with the provisions of this Division 35, the town or county collector, as the case may be, shall pay over to the municipal treasurer the moneys withheld by the collector immediately upon the filing of the annual account and affidavit with the collector.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-80

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-80) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-80)
    Sec. 3.1-35-80. Violations and penalties. A public officer who fails, neglects, or refuses to discharge any duty imposed on that officer by Sections 3.1-35-65 through 3.1-35-75, or who violates any provisions of Sections 3.1-35-65 through 3.1-35-80, is guilty of a petty offense and upon conviction shall be fined not less than $25 nor more than $100, in addition to any other penalties prescribed by law.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-85

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-85) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-85)
    Sec. 3.1-35-85. Treasurer; special assessment funds. All money received on a special assessment shall be held by the municipal treasurer as a special fund to be applied to the payment of the improvement for which the assessment was made, and the money shall be used for no other purpose, except to reimburse the municipality for money expended for the improvement.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-90

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-90) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-90)
    Sec. 3.1-35-90. Clerk; duties.
    (a) The municipal clerk shall keep the corporate seal, to be provided by the corporate authorities, and all papers belonging to the municipality the custody and control of which are not given to other officers. The clerk shall attend all meetings of the corporate authorities including executive sessions and keep a full record of their proceedings in the journal, except if the clerk is the subject matter of the meeting and his or her presence creates a conflict of interest. The record of those proceedings shall be made available for public inspection within 7 days after being approved or accepted by the corporate authorities as the official minutes of their proceedings.
    (b) The municipal clerk shall have other duties prescribed by the corporate authorities.
    (c) Copies of all papers duly filed in the clerk's office and transcripts from the journals and other records and files of the clerk's office, certified by the clerk under the corporate seal, shall be evidence in all courts in like manner as if the originals were produced.
(Source: P.A. 96-294, eff. 8-11-09.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-95

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-95) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-95)
    Sec. 3.1-35-95. Deputy clerks.
    (a) A deputy clerk may execute all documents required by law to be executed by the municipal clerk and may affix the seal of the clerk wherever required. In signing any document, a deputy clerk shall sign the name of the clerk followed with the word "By" and the deputy clerk's own name and the words "Deputy Clerk".
    (b) Except in municipalities with a population of 500,000 or more, the powers and duties of a deputy clerk shall be exercised only in the absence of the clerk from the place where the clerk's office is maintained, and only when either written direction has been given by the clerk to that deputy to exercise a power or the corporate authorities have determined by resolution that the municipal clerk is temporarily or permanently incapacitated to perform that function. In municipalities with a population of 500,000 or more, the powers and duties of a deputy clerk shall be exercised upon the direction of the clerk, or when the corporate authorities have determined by resolution that the clerk is temporarily or permanently incapacitated to perform those functions and duties. When a deputy's signature is duly authorized as provided in this Section and is affixed by a deputy in the manner prescribed in this Section on any document (including but not limited to contracts, bonds, or other obligations of the municipality), the document shall have the same effect as if the document had been signed by the municipal clerk in person.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-100

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-100) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-100)
    Sec. 3.1-35-100. Comptroller; duties.
    (a) If a comptroller is elected or appointed in a municipality, the corporate authorities, by ordinance or resolution, may confer upon the comptroller the powers and provide for the performance of the duties that the corporate authorities deem necessary and proper.
    (b) All of the provisions of this Code relating to the powers and duties of a municipal clerk in connection with (i) the finances, (ii) the treasurer, (iii) the collector, and (iv) the receipt and disbursements of money shall be exercised and performed by the comptroller, if one is elected or appointed. For that purpose, wherever the word "clerk" is used in this Code, it means "comptroller"; and wherever the words "clerk's office" are used, they mean "comptroller's office".
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-105

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-105) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-105)
    Sec. 3.1-35-105. Comptroller; designation of person to sign instruments. The comptroller may designate, in writing, one or more persons who shall have authority to affix the comptroller's signature as comptroller to any written instrument that is required to be signed by the comptroller. When the comptroller's signature is so affixed to a written instrument at the comptroller's direction, the instrument, in all respects, shall be as binding on the municipality as if signed by the comptroller in person. When the comptroller designates a person for this purpose, however, the comptroller shall notify the corporate authorities to that effect and state in the notice the specific instruments that the person is authorized to sign.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-110

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-110) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-110)
    Sec. 3.1-35-110. Comptroller; records of bonds issued. The comptroller, if one is elected or appointed (and if not, then the municipal clerk), shall keep in his or her office, in books used solely for that purpose, a correct list of all the outstanding bonds of the municipality, showing the number and amount of each and for and to whom the bonds were issued. When bonds are purchased, paid, or cancelled, these books shall show these additional facts. In the comptroller's annual report the comptroller shall describe, particularly, the bonds sold during the year and the terms of sale, with every item of expense incurred in connection with the bonds.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-115

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-115) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-115)
    Sec. 3.1-35-115. Comptroller; duties.
    (a) The comptroller, if one is elected or appointed in a municipality (and if not, then the municipal clerk), shall exercise a general supervision over all the officers of the municipality charged in any manner with the receipt, collection, or disbursement of the municipal revenue, or with the collection and return of the municipal revenue, or with the collection and return of the municipal revenue into the treasury.
    (b) The comptroller shall have custody and control of all municipal documents, books, and papers designated by the corporate authorities.
    (c) On or before May 15 of each year, and before the annual appropriation ordinance is prepared by the corporate authorities, the comptroller shall submit to the corporate authorities a report of the comptroller's estimate, as nearly as may be, of the money necessary to defray the expenses of the municipality during the current fiscal year. For the purpose of making this report, the comptroller is authorized to require all officers to submit statements of the condition and expenses of their respective offices or departments, with any proposed municipal improvements and the probable expense of those improvements, all unperformed contracts, and the amount of all unexpended appropriations of the preceding year.
    (d) In this report, the comptroller shall (i) classify the different objects and purposes of expenditure, giving, as nearly as may be, the amount required for each, (ii) show the aggregate income of the preceding fiscal year, from all sources, (iii) show the amount of liabilities upon which interest is to be paid, (iv) show the bonds and debts payable during the year, when due and payable, and (v) give all other information to the corporate authorities the comptroller deems necessary, so that the corporate authorities may fully understand the demands upon the municipality for the current fiscal year.
    (e) In municipalities of 500,000 or more inhabitants, the preparation of the report required by this Section and its form and substance, including the classification of the different objects and purposes of expenditures, shall be performed by the budget director of the municipality. In those municipalities the comptroller shall prepare an annual post-audit of all funds for the preceding year which shall be known as the "comptroller's report", a copy of which shall be sent by the municipal comptroller to the State Comptroller.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-120

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-120) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-120)
    Sec. 3.1-35-120. Collector; duties. A city collector, if one is elected or appointed, shall preserve all warrants returned to the collector and shall keep books and accounts in the manner prescribed by the corporate authorities. All of the collector's warrants, books, and vouchers, and all papers pertaining to the office, may be examined at any time by the mayor, city clerk, or any member or committee of the corporate authorities. Weekly, and oftener if required by the corporate authorities, the collector shall pay over to the treasurer all money collected by the collector from any source, taking the treasurer's receipt in duplicate and filing one of the receipts immediately with the clerk. At that time, or on demand, the clerk shall give the collector a copy of any receipt so filed.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-125

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-125) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-125)
    Sec. 3.1-35-125. Collector; reports. When required by the corporate authorities or by ordinance, the collector shall make a written report to the corporate authorities (or to any officer designated by the corporate authorities) of all money collected by the collector, the account on which collected, or of any other official matter. Between the first and tenth of April of each year, the collector shall file with the clerk a statement of (i) all the money collected by the collector during the year, (ii) the particular warrant, special assessment, or account on which collected, (iii) the balance of money uncollected on all warrants in the collector's possession, and (iv) the balance remaining uncollected at the time of the return on all warrants that the collector returned to the clerk during the preceding fiscal year. The clerk shall publish the statement at least once, within 10 days, in one or more newspapers published in the municipality or, if no newspaper is published in the municipality, then in one or more newspapers with a general circulation within the municipality. In municipalities with less than 500 population in which no newspaper is published, a publication may instead be made by posting a notice in 3 prominent places within the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-130

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-130) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-130)
    Sec. 3.1-35-130. Collector; possession of money. The collector is prohibited from keeping the money of the municipality in his or her possession, or in the possession of any person for his or her use, beyond the time prescribed for its payment to the treasurer. Any violation of this provision shall subject the collector to immediate removal from office.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-135

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-135) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-135)
    Sec. 3.1-35-135. Clerk as collector. In any municipality having a population of less than 1,000,000 in which the corporate authorities have provided for the appointment of a collector, the corporate authorities may provide by ordinance that the clerk shall hold the office of collector.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-140

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-35-140) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-35-140)
    Sec. 3.1-35-140. Marshal; duties. The marshal shall perform the duties that the corporate authorities prescribe for the preservation of the public peace and the observance and enforcement of ordinances and laws.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 40

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 40 heading)
DIVISION 40. CITY COUNCIL

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-5)
    Sec. 3.1-40-5. Composition. The city council shall consist of the mayor and aldermen. It shall meet in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. It shall keep a journal of its own proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-10)
    Sec. 3.1-40-10. Judge of elections. The city council shall be the sole judge of the election to office of the aldermen. It shall also be the sole judge whether under Section 3.1-10-5 aldermen are eligible to hold their offices. A court, however, shall not be prohibited from hearing and determining a proceeding in quo warranto.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-15)
    Sec. 3.1-40-15. Rules; expulsion. The city council shall determine its own rules of proceeding and punish its members for disorderly conduct. With the concurrence of two-thirds of the aldermen then holding office, it may expel an alderman from a meeting, but not a second time for the same incident.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-20)
    Sec. 3.1-40-20. Quorum. A majority of the corporate authorities shall constitute a quorum to do business. A smaller number, however, may adjourn from time to time and may compel the attendance of absentees under penalties (including a fine for a failure to attend) prescribed by the council by ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-25

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-25) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-25)
    Sec. 3.1-40-25. Meetings. The city council may prescribe, by ordinance, the times and places of the council meetings and the manner in which special council meetings may be called. The mayor or any 3 aldermen may call special meetings of the city council. In addition to any notice requirement prescribed by the city council, public notice of meetings must be given as prescribed in Sections 2.02 and 2.03 of the Open Meetings Act.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-30

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-30) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-30)
    Sec. 3.1-40-30. Mayor presides. The mayor shall preside at all meetings of the city council. Except as provided in Articles 4 and 5 of this Code, the mayor shall not vote on any ordinance, resolution, or motion except the following: (i) where the vote of the aldermen has resulted in a tie; (ii) where one-half of the aldermen elected have voted in favor of an ordinance, resolution, or motion even though there is no tie vote; or (iii) where a vote greater than a majority of the corporate authorities is required by this Code or an ordinance to adopt an ordinance, resolution, or motion. Nothing in this Section shall deprive an acting mayor or mayor pro tem from voting in the capacity as alderman, but he or she shall not be entitled to another vote in the capacity as acting mayor or mayor pro tem.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-35

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-35) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-35)
    Sec. 3.1-40-35. Deferral of committee reports. Upon the request of any 2 aldermen present, any report of a committee of the council shall be deferred for final action to the next regular meeting of the council after the report is made.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-40

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-40) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-40)
    Sec. 3.1-40-40. Vote required. The passage of all ordinances for whatever purpose, and of any resolution or motion (i) to create any liability against a city or (ii) for the expenditure or appropriation of its money shall require the concurrence of a majority of all members then holding office on the city council, including the mayor, unless otherwise expressly provided by this Code or any other Act governing the passage of any ordinance, resolution, or motion. Where the council consists of an odd number of aldermen, however, the vote of the majority of the aldermen shall be sufficient to pass an ordinance. The passage of an ordinance, resolution, or motion to sell any school property shall require the concurrence of three-fourths of all aldermen then holding office. The yeas and nays shall be taken upon the question of the passage of the designated ordinances, resolutions, or motions and recorded in the journal of the city council. In addition, the corporate authorities at any meeting may by unanimous consent take a single vote by yeas and nays on the several questions of the passage of any 2 or more of the designated ordinances, orders, resolutions, or motions placed together for voting purposes in a single group. The single vote shall be entered separately in the journal under the designation "omnibus vote", and in that event the clerk may enter the words "omnibus vote" or "consent agenda" in the journal in each case instead of entering the names of the members of city council voting "yea" and those voting "nay" on the passage of each of the designated ordinances, orders, resolutions, and motions included in the omnibus group or consent agenda. The taking of a single or omnibus vote and the entries of the words "omnibus vote" or "consent agenda" in the journal shall be a sufficient compliance with the requirements of this Section to all intents and purposes and with like effect as if the vote in each case had been taken separately by yeas and nays on the question of the passage of each ordinance, order, resolution, and motion included in the omnibus group and separately recorded in the journal. Likewise, the yeas and nays shall be taken upon the question of the passage of any other resolution or motion at the request of any alderman and shall be recorded in the journal.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-45

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-45) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-45)
    Sec. 3.1-40-45. Ordinances; approval; veto. All resolutions and motions (i) that create any liability against a city, (ii) that provide for the expenditure or appropriation of its money, or (iii) to sell any city or school property, and all ordinances, passed by the city council shall be deposited with the city clerk. Except as provided in Articles 4 and 5 of this Code, if the mayor approves an ordinance or resolution, the mayor shall sign it. Those ordinances, resolutions, and motions which the mayor disapproves shall be returned to the city council, with the mayor's written objections, at the next regular meeting of the city council occurring not less than 5 days after their passage. The mayor may disapprove of any one or more sums appropriated in any ordinance, resolution, or motion making an appropriation, and, if so, the remainder shall be effective. However, the mayor may disapprove entirely of an ordinance, resolution, or motion making an appropriation. If the mayor fails to return any ordinance or any specified resolution or motion with his written objections within the designated time, it shall become effective despite the absence of the mayor's signature.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-50

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-50) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-50)
    Sec. 3.1-40-50. Reconsideration; passing over veto. Every resolution and motion specified in Section 3.1-40-45, and every ordinance, that is returned to the city council by the mayor shall be reconsidered by the city council at the next regular meeting following the regular meeting at which the city council receives the mayor's written objection. If, after reconsideration, two-thirds of all the aldermen then holding office on the city council agree at that regular meeting to pass an ordinance, resolution, or motion, notwithstanding the mayor's refusal to approve it, then it shall be effective. The vote on the question of passage over the mayor's veto shall be by yeas and nays and shall be recorded in the journal.
    This Section does not apply to municipalities with more than 500,000 inhabitants.
(Source: P.A. 91-489, eff. 1-1-00.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-55

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-55) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-40-55)
    Sec. 3.1-40-55. Reconsideration; requisites. No vote of the city council shall be reconsidered or rescinded at a special meeting unless there are present at the special meeting at least as many aldermen as were present when the vote was taken.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-60

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-40-60)
    Sec. 3.1-40-60. Advisory referenda. By a vote of the majority of the members of the city council, the council may authorize an advisory question of public policy to be placed on the ballot at the next regularly scheduled election in the municipality. The city council shall certify the question to the proper election authority, which must submit the question at an election in accordance with the Election Code.
(Source: P.A. 93-574, eff. 8-21-03.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 45

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 45 heading)
DIVISION 45. BOARD OF TRUSTEES

65 ILCS 5/3.1-45-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-45-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-45-5)
    Sec. 3.1-45-5. Composition; manner of acting. The board of trustees shall consist of the president and trustees and, except as otherwise provided in this Code, shall exercise the same powers and perform the same duties as the city council in cities. It shall pass ordinances, resolutions, and motions in the same manner as a city council. The president of the board of trustees may exercise the same veto power and powers in Section 3.1-40-30, and with like effect, as the mayor of a city. The trustees may pass motions, resolutions, and ordinances over the president's veto in like manner as the aldermen of a city council.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-45-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-45-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-45-10)
    Sec. 3.1-45-10. Officers; duties and fees. The president and board of trustees may prescribe the duties of the officers appointed under Section 3.1-30-5, and the amount to be charged for services rendered by those officers, and may require them to execute whatever bonds are prescribed by statute or ordinance.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-45-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-45-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-45-15)
    Sec. 3.1-45-15. Powers and duties. The trustees, except as otherwise provided in this Code, shall perform the duties and exercise the powers conferred upon the aldermen of a city.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-45-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-45-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-45-20)
    Sec. 3.1-45-20. Villages and towns under special Acts. The trustees in every village or incorporated town specified in Section 3.1-25-70 shall have the same powers and perform the same duties as have been given by any special Act to the legislative body of that specified village or incorporated town and that have been given or may later be given to trustees in villages or incorporated towns organized under this Code. This Section, however, does not authorize the trustees in a village or incorporated town to perform any act that its legislative body is specifically prohibited from performing under the terms of the Act creating that village or incorporated town. This Section shall not apply to or change the powers of the members of the legislative body of incorporated towns that have superseded civil townships.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 50

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 50 heading)
DIVISION 50. COMPENSATION

65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-50-5)
    Sec. 3.1-50-5. Establishment. All municipal officers, except as otherwise provided, shall receive the salary or other compensation that is fixed by ordinance. Salaries or other compensation shall not be increased or diminished so as to take effect during the term of any officer holding an elective office. The salaries, fees, or other compensation of any appointed municipal officer, not including those appointed to fill vacancies in elective offices, may be increased but not diminished so as to take effect during the term for which the officer was appointed.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-50-10)
    Sec. 3.1-50-10. Fixing salaries. The corporate authorities of a municipality may fix the salaries of all municipal officers and employees in the annual appropriation or budget ordinance. They may fix the salary of all officers who hold elective office for a definite term in an ordinance other than the appropriation or budget ordinance. The salaries that are fixed in the annual appropriation ordinance shall neither be increased nor diminished during the fiscal year for which the appropriation is made. The salaries that are fixed by ordinance for those officers who hold elective office for a definite term shall neither be increased nor diminished during that term and shall be fixed at least 180 days before the beginning of the terms of the officers whose compensation is to be fixed.
(Source: P.A. 90-210, eff. 7-25-97.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-50-15)
    Sec. 3.1-50-15. Compensation of members of corporate authorities.
    (a) The ordinance fixing compensation for members of the corporate authorities shall specify whether those members are to be compensated (i) at an annual rate or, (ii) for each meeting of the corporate authorities actually attended if public notice of the meeting was given.
    (b) Each member of the corporate authorities may receive reimbursement from the municipality for expenses incurred by the member in attending committee meetings of the corporate authorities or for other expenses incurred by the member in the course of performing official duties.
(Source: P.A. 91-208, eff. 1-1-00.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-50-20)
    Sec. 3.1-50-20. Compensation of employees. The compensation of employees shall be determined by the corporate authorities.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-25

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-50-25) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-50-25)
    Sec. 3.1-50-25. Clerk serving as collector. In municipalities where the same person holds the elective office of municipal clerk and the appointive office of municipal collector, the corporate authorities may provide by ordinance for that person to receive the compensation provided for each of these offices.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 55

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 55 heading)
DIVISION 55. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-5

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-55-5)
    Sec. 3.1-55-5. Certificate of appointment. Whenever a person has been appointed or elected to office, the mayor or president shall issue a certificate of appointment or election, under the corporate seal, to the municipal clerk. All officers elected or appointed under this Code, except the municipal clerk, alderman, mayor, trustees, and president, shall be commissioned by warrant, under the corporate seal, signed by the municipal clerk and the mayor, acting mayor, or mayor pro tem, or presiding officer of the corporate authorities.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-10

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-10)
    Sec. 3.1-55-10. Interests in contracts.
    (a) A municipal officer shall not be financially interested directly in the officer's own name or indirectly in the name of any other person, association, trust, or corporation, in any contract, work, or business of the municipality or in the sale of any article whenever the expense, price, or consideration of the contract, work, business, or sale is paid either from the treasury or by an assessment levied by statute or ordinance. A municipal officer shall not be interested, directly or indirectly, in the purchase of any property that (i) belongs to the municipality, (ii) is sold for taxes or assessments, or (iii) is sold by virtue of legal process at the suit of the municipality. For the purposes of this Section only, however, a municipal officer shall not be deemed interested if the officer is an employee of a company or owns or holds an interest of 1% or less in the municipal officer's individual name in a company, or both, that company is involved in the transaction of business with the municipality, and that company's stock is traded on a nationally recognized securities market, provided the interested member (i) publicly discloses the fact that he or she is an employee or holds an interest of 1% or less in a company before deliberation of the proposed award of the contract; (ii) refrains from evaluating, recommending, approving, deliberating, or otherwise participating in the negotiation, approval, or both, of the contract, work, or business; (iii) abstains from voting on the award of the contract though he or she shall be considered present for purposes of establishing a quorum; and (iv) the contract is approved by a majority vote of those members currently holding office.
    A municipal officer shall not be deemed interested if the officer owns or holds an interest of 1% or less, not in the officer's individual name but through a mutual fund or exchange-traded fund, in a company, that company is involved in the transaction of business with the municipality, and that company's stock is traded on a nationally recognized securities market.
    This Section does not prohibit any person serving on a municipal advisory panel or commission or nongoverning board or commission from having an interest in a contract, work, or business of the municipality unless the municipal officer's duties include evaluating, recommending, approving, or voting to recommend or approve the contract, work, or business.
    (b) Any elected or appointed member of the governing body may, however, provide materials, merchandise, property, services, or labor, subject to the following provisions under either (1) or (2):
        (1) If:
            (A) the contract is with a person, firm,
        
partnership, association, corporation, or cooperative association in which the interested member of the governing body of the municipality member has less than a 7 1/2% share in the ownership;
            (B) the interested member publicly discloses the
        
nature and extent of the interest before or during deliberations concerning the proposed award of the contract;
            (C) the interested member abstains from voting on
        
the award of the contract (though the member shall be considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum);
            (D) the contract is approved by a majority vote
        
of those members presently holding office;
            (E) the contract is awarded after sealed bids to
        
the lowest responsible bidder if the amount of the contract exceeds $1,500 (but the contract may be awarded without bidding if the amount is less than $1,500); and
            (F) the award of the contract would not cause the
        
aggregate amount of all contracts so awarded to the same person, firm, association, partnership, corporation, or cooperative association in the same fiscal year to exceed $25,000.
        (2) If:
            (A) the award of the contract is approved by a
        
majority vote of the governing body of the municipality (provided that the interested member shall abstain from voting);
            (B) the amount of the contract does not exceed
        
$2,000;
            (C) the award of the contract would not cause the
        
aggregate amount of all contracts so awarded to the same person, firm, association, partnership, corporation, or cooperative association in the same fiscal year to exceed $4,000;
            (D) the interested member publicly discloses the
        
nature and extent of his interest before or during deliberations concerning the proposed award of the contract; and
            (E) the interested member abstains from voting on
        
the award of the contract (though the member shall be considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum).
    (b-5) In addition to the above exemptions, any elected or appointed member of the governing body may provide materials, merchandise, property, services, or labor if:
        (1) the contract is with a person, firm, partnership,
    
association, corporation, or cooperative association in which the interested member of the governing body of the municipality, advisory panel, or commission has less than a 1% share in the ownership; and
        (2) the award of the contract is approved by a
    
majority vote of the governing body of the municipality provided that any such interested member shall abstain from voting; and
        (3) such interested member publicly discloses the
    
nature and extent of his interest before or during deliberations concerning the proposed award of the contract; and
        (4) such interested member abstains from voting on
    
the award of the contract, though he shall be considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum.
    (c) A contract for the procurement of public utility services by a municipality with a public utility company is not barred by this Section by one or more members of the governing body being an officer or employee of the public utility company, or holding an ownership interest in no more than 7 1/2% in the public utility company, or holding an ownership interest of any size if the municipality has a population of less than 7,500 and the public utility's rates are approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission. An elected or appointed member of the governing body or a nongoverning board or commission having an interest described in this subsection (d) does not have a prohibited interest under this Section.
    (d) An officer who violates this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony. In addition, any office held by an officer so convicted shall become vacant and shall be so declared as part of the judgment of the court.
    (e) Nothing contained in this Section, including the restrictions set forth in subsections (b) and (c), shall preclude a contract of deposit of moneys, loans, or other financial services by a municipality with a local bank or local savings and loan association, regardless of whether a member of the governing body of the municipality is interested in the bank or savings and loan association as an officer or employee or as a holder of less than 7 1/2% of the total ownership interest. A member holding an interest described in this subsection (e) in a contract does not hold a prohibited interest for purposes of this Act. The interested member of the governing body must publicly state the nature and extent of the interest during deliberations concerning the proposed award of the contract but shall not participate in any further deliberations concerning the proposed award. The interested member shall not vote on the proposed award. A member abstaining from participation in deliberations and voting under this Section may be considered present for purposes of establishing a quorum. Award of the contract shall require approval by a majority vote of those members presently holding office. Consideration and award of a contract in which a member is interested may only be made at a regularly scheduled public meeting of the governing body of the municipality.
    (f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section or any other law to the contrary, until January 1, 1994, a member of the city council of a municipality with a population under 20,000 may purchase real estate from the municipality, at a price of not less than 100% of the value of the real estate as determined by a written MAI certified appraisal or by a written certified appraisal of a State certified or licensed real estate appraiser, if the purchase is approved by a unanimous vote of the city council members then holding office (except for the member desiring to purchase the real estate, who shall not vote on the question).
    (g) Under either of the following circumstances, a municipal officer may hold a position on the board of a not-for-profit corporation that is interested in a contract, work, or business of the municipality:
        (1) If the municipal officer is appointed by the
    
governing body of the municipality to represent the interests of the municipality on a not-for-profit corporation's board, then the municipal officer may actively vote on matters involving either that board or the municipality, at any time, so long as the membership on the not-for-profit board is not a paid position, except that the municipal officer may be reimbursed by the not-for-profit board for expenses incurred as the result of membership on the not-for-profit board.
        (2) If the municipal officer is not appointed to the
    
governing body of a not-for-profit corporation by the governing body of the municipality, then the municipal officer may continue to serve; however, the municipal officer shall abstain from voting on any proposition before the municipal governing body directly involving the not-for-profit corporation and, for those matters, shall not be counted as present for the purposes of a quorum of the municipal governing body.
(Source: P.A. 96-277, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1058, eff. 7-14-10.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-15

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-15) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-55-15)
    Sec. 3.1-55-15. Misconduct. Every municipal officer who is guilty of a culpable omission of duty, or who is guilty of willful and corrupt oppression, malconduct, or misfeasance in the discharge of the duties of office, shall be guilty of a business offense and, on conviction, shall be fined not less than $501 nor more than $1,000. The court entering the conviction shall enter an order removing the convicted officer from office.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-20

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-55-20)
    Sec. 3.1-55-20. Appeal to finance committee. In the adjustment of the accounts of the municipal collector or municipal treasurer with the municipal clerk or municipal comptroller, if there is one, there shall be an appeal to the finance committee of the corporate authorities, whose decision in all matters of controversy arising between these officers shall be final unless the corporate authorities provide otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-25

    (65 ILCS 5/3.1-55-25)
    Sec. 3.1-55-25. Automatic abandonment of a form of municipal government. Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 4-10-1, 5-5-1, 5-5-1.1, 5-5-2, 5-5-3, 5-5-4, 5-5-5, and 5-5-6 and any other provisions of this Act, if a municipality adopts a different form of municipal government under Article 4, 5, or 6, then its current form of municipal government is automatically abandoned when the new form of municipal government takes effect.
(Source: P.A. 92-727, eff. 7-25-02.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 4

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 heading)
ARTICLE 4
COMMISSION FORM GOVERNMENT

65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 1 heading)
DIVISION 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

65 ILCS 5/4-1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/4-1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-1-1)
    Sec. 4-1-1. This article shall be known, may be cited, and is hereafter designated as "The Commission Form of Municipal Government."
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/4-1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-1-2)
    Sec. 4-1-2. Definitions. In this Article, unless the context otherwise requires:
    (a) Any office or officer named in Any act referred to in this Article, when applied to cities or villages under the commission form of municipal government, means the office or officer having the same functions or duties under this Article or under ordinances passed by authority of this Article.
    (b) "Commissioner", "alderman", or "village trustee" means commissioner when applied to duties under this Article.
    (c) "City council", "board of trustees", or "corporate authorities" means "council" when applied to duties under this Article.
    (d) "Franchise" includes every special privilege or right in the streets, alleys, highways, bridges, subways, viaducts, air, waters, public places, and other public property that does not belong to the citizens generally by common right, whether granted by the State or the city or village.
    (e) "City" includes village.
    (f) "Municipal" or "municipality" means either city or village.
    (g) "Treating" means the entertaining of a person with food, drink, tobacco, or drugs.
    (h) "Treats" means the food, drink, tobacco, or drugs, requested, offered, given, or received, in treating or for the entertainment of a person.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/4-1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/4-1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-1-3)
    Sec. 4-1-3. Any municipality which has heretofore adopted the commission form of municipal government and is functioning under that form of government immediately prior to the effective date of this Code shall be treated as having adopted this article.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/4-1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-1-4)
    Sec. 4-1-4. The provisions of Article 3 shall apply to all officers elected or appointed under this Article 4 unless otherwise provided or unless there is a conflict between the provisions of this Article 4 and the provisions of Article 3. In the event of such conflict, the provisions of this Article 4 shall control.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 2

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 2 heading)
DIVISION 2. ORGANIZATION

65 ILCS 5/4-2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/4-2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-2-1)
    Sec. 4-2-1. All municipalities not exceeding 200,000 population which are treated as properly incorporated, or which hereafter are incorporated, under this Code, in addition to all rights, powers, and authority conferred upon them elsewhere in this Code, shall have the rights, powers, and authority conferred in this article, by proceeding as hereinafter provided.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-2-2

    (65 ILCS 5/4-2-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-2-2)
    Sec. 4-2-2. Electors of any municipality, equal in number to 1/10 the number of votes cast for all candidates for mayor or president at the last preceding municipal election for such officer, may petition the circuit court for the county in which that municipality is located to cause to be submitted to a vote of the electors of that municipality the proposition whether the municipality shall adopt this article.
    Upon submission of such petition the court shall set a date not less than 10 nor more than 30 days thereafter for a hearing on the sufficiency thereof. Notice of the filing of such petition and of such date shall be given in writing to the city or village clerk and to the mayor or village president at least 7 days before the date of such hearing.
    The court shall treat the petition and enter appropriate orders to certification and submission in accordance with the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/4-2-3

    (65 ILCS 5/4-2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-2-3)
    Sec. 4-2-3. The petition provided in Section 4-2-2 shall be substantially in the following form and in accordance with the general election law: to the circuit court of the County of (name of county):
    We, the undersigned electors of the city (or village) of (name of city or village), respectfully petition your honor to submit to a vote of the electors of (name of city or village), the following proposition:
    Shall the city (or village) of.... adopt the commission form of municipal government?
    NameAddress, with Street and Number
................. ................
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/4-2-5

    (65 ILCS 5/4-2-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-2-5)
    Sec. 4-2-5. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
--------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall the city (or village) of       YES
.... adopt the commission form of  ---------------------------
municipal government?                    NO
--------------------------------------------------------------
    If a majority of the electors voting upon this proposition vote Yes, this article is adopted in that municipality. This article shall go into operation in such city or village upon the date of the next general municipal election.
    If a majority of the electors voting upon this proposition vote No, the proposition shall not be submitted again in that municipality for 22 months.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/4-2-6

    (65 ILCS 5/4-2-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-2-6)
    Sec. 4-2-6. A certified copy of the canvass of the votes on the proposition specified in Section 4-2-2 shall be transmitted to the municipal clerk, and to the clerk of the circuit court, and by each transcribed upon the records of his office.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/4-2-7

    (65 ILCS 5/4-2-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-2-7)
    Sec. 4-2-7. Certificate of adopting commission form of government. If the commission form of municipal government is adopted, the mayor or president immediately shall transmit a certificate so stating to (i) the Secretary of State, (ii) the clerk of the circuit court, and (iii) the recorder of the county or counties in which the municipality is located. These officers shall file this certificate in their respective offices.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/4-2-8

    (65 ILCS 5/4-2-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-2-8)
    Sec. 4-2-8. The failure of the officers named in Sections 4-2-4 through 4-2-7 to perform the duties and acts imposed upon them by those sections, shall neither invalidate nor prevent the adoption of this article.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-2-9

    (65 ILCS 5/4-2-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-2-9)
    Sec. 4-2-9. All courts shall take judicial notice of the adoption of this article by all municipalities adopting it.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 3

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 3 heading)
DIVISION 3. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

65 ILCS 5/4-3-1

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-3-1)
    Sec. 4-3-1. All municipalities which have adopted the commission form of municipal government prior to August 15, 1941, shall elect a mayor and 4 commissioners at a general municipal election held in an odd numbered year upon the expiration of the term of office of the mayor or president, and every 4 years thereafter. The day when elections in these municipalities shall be held shall be determined by the provisions of the general election law.
    In all municipalities which adopt this article on or after August 15, 1941, the terms of office of all elected municipal officers (1) holding office at the time this article is adopted, or (2) elected on the same day that this article is adopted, or (3) elected at the next biennial election held after the adoption, shall expire at the end of their respective terms but not later than the expiration of the term of office of the mayor or president who is holding office at the time of the adoption of this article or who is elected to the office of mayor or president on the same day that this article is adopted, as the case may be.
    All municipalities which adopt this article on or after August 15, 1941, shall elect a mayor and 4 commissioners at a general municipal election held in an odd numbered year upon the expiration of the term of office of the mayor or president as provided in the next preceding paragraph, and every 4 years thereafter. The day when elections in these municipalities shall be held shall be determined by the provisions of the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)

65 ILCS 5/4-3-2

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-3-2)
    Sec. 4-3-2. Whenever a municipality adopts this article it shall discontinue its division into wards. The mayor and 4 commissioners of the municipality shall be nominated and elected at large.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-3-3

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-3-3)
    Sec. 4-3-3. The mayor and commissioners elected under Section 4-3-1 shall be known as the council.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-3-4

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-3-4)
    Sec. 4-3-4. Terms of office; vacancy.
    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this article, the mayor and commissioners elected under Section 4-3-1 shall hold their respective offices for the term of 4 years and until their successors are elected and have qualified.
    (b) If a vacancy occurs in any of these offices, the remaining members of the council, within 30 days after the vacancy occurs, shall appoint a person to fill the vacancy for the balance of the unexpired term or until the vacancy is filled by interim election under Section 3.1-10-50 and until the successor is elected and has qualified.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/4-3-5

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-5)
    Sec. 4-3-5. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-57, eff. 6-30-99. Repealed by P.A. 95-699, eff. 11-9-07.)

65 ILCS 5/4-3-6

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-3-6)
    Sec. 4-3-6. The provisions of the general election law shall apply to and govern all elections held under this article.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)

65 ILCS 5/4-3-7

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-3-7)
    Sec. 4-3-7. Any person desiring to become a candidate for nomination for mayor or commissioner shall file with the municipal clerk, or, in those municipalities having a board of election commissioners, with the clerk of that board, a statement of his candidacy, in the form provided in the general election law. This statement shall be filed at the time provided in the general election law.
    This statement shall be sworn (or affirmed) before an officer, in which the person making the statement resides, authorized to administer oaths. If the municipality has voted, as provided in Section 4-3-19, to require candidates for commissioner to run for a specific office, a statement of candidacy for commissioner shall specify whether the candidacy is for commissioner of accounts and finances, commissioner of public health and safety, commissioner of streets and public improvements, or commissioner of public property. No person shall file statements of candidacy for both mayor and commissioner or for more than one of the commissioner offices.
    Any person having filed as a candidate for mayor or commissioner may withdraw within the time provided in the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)

65 ILCS 5/4-3-8

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-3-8)
    Sec. 4-3-8. At the same time that one files his statement of candidacy he shall also file with the clerk specified in Section 4-3-7 a petition requesting his candidacy. Such petition shall contain a number of signatures of electors, residing within the same municipality as the candidate, equal to at least 1% of the total vote cast at the last preceding election in the municipality for mayor. This petition shall be in substantially the form provided in the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)

65 ILCS 5/4-3-10

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-10)
    Sec. 4-3-10. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 81-1490. Repealed by P.A. 95-699, eff. 11-9-07.)

65 ILCS 5/4-3-10.1

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-10.1)
    Sec. 4-3-10.1. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2677. Repealed by P.A. 95-699, eff. 11-9-07.)

65 ILCS 5/4-3-13

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-13)
    Sec. 4-3-13. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 81-1490. Repealed by P.A. 95-699, eff. 11-9-07.)

65 ILCS 5/4-3-14

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-14)
    Sec. 4-3-14. (Repealed).
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576. Repealed by P.A. 95-699, eff. 11-9-07.)

65 ILCS 5/4-3-16

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-3-16)
    Sec. 4-3-16. Upon the ballots for the general municipal election the names of the nominees for mayor shall be placed first, in substantially the form specified in this section. Following these names, the names of the nominees for commissioners shall appear under each office, in substantially the form specified in this section; provided that if the municipality has voted, as provided in Section 4-3-19, to require candidates for commissioner to run for a specific office, the names of the candidates for commissioner of public accounts and finances, commissioner of public health and safety, commissioner of streets and public improvements, and commissioner of public property, respectively, shall appear under the designation of the applicable office, in substantially the form specified in Section 4-3-16.1.
    The ballots shall be in the form provided by the general election law, except as herein otherwise provided, but they shall designate no party, platform, political principle, appellation, or mark whatever. Nor shall any circle be printed at the head of the ballots. Except where candidates for commissioner are required to run for a specific office, the ballots shall be in substantially the following form:
OFFICIAL BALLOT
NOMINEES FOR MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS
OF THE CITY (OR VILLAGE) OF....
AT THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION.
FOR MAYOR
(VOTE FOR ONE)
    (  ) JOHN JONES.
    (  ) JAMES SMITH.
FOR COMMISSIONERS
(VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN FOUR)
    (  ) HARRY BROWN.
    (  ) ROBERT BUCK.
    (  ) WILLIAM BURKE.
    (  ) GEORGE MILLER.
    (  ) ARTHUR ROBBINS.
    (  ) EDWARD STUART.
    (  ) JOSEPH TROUT.
    (  ) THOMAS WILLIAMS.
(Source: P.A. 95-862, eff. 8-19-08.)

65 ILCS 5/4-3-16.1

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-16.1) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-3-16.1)
    Sec. 4-3-16.1. If the municipality has voted, as provided in Section 4-3-19, to require candidates for commissioner to run for a specific office, the ballots for the general municipal election shall be in substantially the following form:
 
OFFICIAL BALLOT
NOMINEES FOR MAYOR AND COMMISSIONERS
OF THE CITY (OR VILLAGE) OF ....
AT THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION.
FOR MAYOR
(VOTE FOR ONE)
    ( ) JOHN JONES.
    ( ) JAMES SMITH.
 
FOR COMMISSIONER OF ACCOUNTS
AND FINANCES
(VOTE FOR ONE)
    ( ) HARRY BROWN.
    ( ) ROBERT BUCK.
 
FOR COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
AND SAFETY
(VOTE FOR ONE)
    ( ) GEORGE MILLER.
    ( ) ARTHUR ROBBINS.
 
FOR COMMISSIONER OF STREETS AND
PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS
(VOTE FOR ONE)
    ( ) JOSEPH TROUT.
    ( ) THOMAS WILLIAMS.
 
FOR COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC PROPERTY
(VOTE FOR ONE)
    ( ) JAMES J. JEFFRIES.
    ( ) JAMES SMITH.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2677.)

65 ILCS 5/4-3-17

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-17) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-3-17)
    Sec. 4-3-17. All general municipal elections under this article shall be held, conducted, and contested under the provisions of the general election law, except that the contest of the election of mayor and commissioners shall be conducted in the circuit court. The council under this article shall not be the judge of the election and qualification of its members.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)

65 ILCS 5/4-3-18

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-18) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-3-18)
    Sec. 4-3-18. All officers, assistants, and employees in any municipality under the commission form of municipal government shall be elected or appointed in accordance with this article with reference to their qualifications and fitness and for the good of the public service, and without reference to their political or religious faith or party affiliations.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-3-19

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-19) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-3-19)
    Sec. 4-3-19. Any municipality subject to this Article may, by a vote of the electors thereof as hereinafter provided, elect to require candidates for commissioner to run for a specific office.
    The question of requiring candidates for commissioner to run for a specific office shall be certified by the municipal clerk to the proper election authority who shall submit the proposition to the electors of the municipality upon a resolution adopted by the council or upon petition filed with the municipal clerk and signed by electors of the municipality equal in number to at least 10% of the number of votes cast for the candidates for mayor at the last preceding general quadrennial municipal election. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall candidates for commissioner       YES
in the city (or village) of...... be   -----------------------
required to run for a specific office?      NO
--------------------------------------------------------------
    If a majority of the electors in the municipality voting upon the question vote in the affirmative, candidates for commission shall thereafter run for the specific office of commissioner of accounts and finances, commissioner of public health and safety, commissioner of streets and public improvements, or commissioner of public property, and the electors of the municipality shall, at each general municipal election thereafter, elect one person to each such specific office, rather than electing four commissioners without further designation.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/4-3-20

    (65 ILCS 5/4-3-20) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-3-20)
    Sec. 4-3-20. Any municipality which has adopted the provisions of Section 4-3-19 may by referendum elect to require candidates for the office of commissioner to run without designation as provided under Sections 4-3-10 and 4-3-16.
    The question of requiring candidates to run for the office of commissioner without designation rather than for a specific office may be submitted to the electors of the municipality by the council or upon a petition signed by electors of the municipality equal in number to at least 10% of the number of votes cast for candidates for mayor at the last preceding general quadrennial municipal election. Such question shall be certified by the municipal clerk to the proper election authorities who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance with the general election law. The question shall be in substantially the following form:
--------------------------------------------------------------
Shall candidates for commissioner      YES
in the city (or village) of.....   ---------------------------
no longer be required to run for
a specific office?                       NO
--------------------------------------------------------------
    If a majority of the electors in the municipality voting upon the question vote in the affirmative, candidates for commissioner shall thereafter run for the office of commissioner without designation and not for any specific office in the manner as provided in Sections 4-3-10 and 4-3-16.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 4

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 4 heading)
DIVISION 4. OATHS AND BONDS

65 ILCS 5/4-4-1

    (65 ILCS 5/4-4-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-4-1)
    Sec. 4-4-1. Oath or affirmation. Before entering upon the duties of their respective offices, all officers elected or appointed under this Article shall take and subscribe the oath or affirmation prescribed by the Illinois Constitution. This oath or affirmation, when subscribed, shall be filed with the municipal clerk.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/4-4-2

    (65 ILCS 5/4-4-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-4-2)
    Sec. 4-4-2. Bond of officers.
    (a) Before entering upon the duties of their respective offices, the mayor, each commissioner, municipal clerk, municipal treasurer, and other officers and employees designated by the council by ordinance shall execute bonds with good and sufficient security to be approved by the council, payable to the municipality in the penal sums directed by ordinances, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of the office and the payment of all money received by the officer, according to law and the municipal ordinances.
    (b) The bonds of the mayor and commissioners, however, shall not be fixed at less than $3,000.
    (c) The bonds of all municipal officers except the municipal clerk shall be filed with, recorded, and preserved by the municipal clerk. The bond of the municipal clerk shall be filed with, recorded, and preserved by the municipal treasurer. The treasurer's bond shall be in an amount of dollars that is not less than the greater of $50,000 or 3 times the latest Federal census population or any subsequent census figure used for Motor Fuel Tax purposes.
(Source: P.A. 87-738; 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 5

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 5 heading)
DIVISION 5. FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES OF
COUNCIL AND OFFICERS

65 ILCS 5/4-5-1

    (65 ILCS 5/4-5-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-1)
    Sec. 4-5-1. Every municipality which has the commission form of municipal government shall be governed by a council, consisting of the mayor and 4 commissioners, as provided in this article.
    The mayor shall be the president of the council and preside at its meetings, and he shall supervise all departments and report to the council for its action all matters requiring attention in any department. The commissioner of accounts and finances shall be vice president of the council, and in case of a vacancy in the office of mayor or the absence or inability of the mayor, shall perform the duties of the mayor.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-5-2

    (65 ILCS 5/4-5-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-2)
    Sec. 4-5-2. The council and its members shall possess and exercise all executive, administrative, and legislative powers and duties now possessed and exercised by the executive, legislative, and administrative officers in municipalities which are treated as properly incorporated under this Code or which hereafter incorporate under this Code, except that in municipalities under the commission form of municipal government, the board of local improvements provided for by Article 9 shall remain a separate and distinct body, with all the rights, powers, and duties contained in Article 9.
    The executive and administrative powers and duties in municipalities under the commission form of municipal government shall be distributed among 5 departments, as follows:
    1. Department of public affairs.
    2. Department of accounts and finances.
    3. Department of public health and safety.
    4. Department of streets and public improvements.
    5. Department of public property.
    The council, by ordinance, (1) shall determine the powers of and duties to be performed by each department and shall assign them to the appropriate departments; (2) shall prescribe the powers and duties of officers and employees, and may assign officers and employees to one or more of the departments; (3) may require an officer or employee to perform duties in 2 or more departments; and (4) may make such rules and regulations as may be necessary or proper for the efficient and economical conduct of the business of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-5-3

    (65 ILCS 5/4-5-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-3)
    Sec. 4-5-3. Except where candidates for commissioner are required to run for a specific office, the council, at the first regular meeting after an election of a member or members, shall designate by a majority vote one commissioner to be commissioner of accounts and finances, one to be commissioner of public health and safety, one to be commissioner of streets and public improvements, who ex officio shall be commissioner of public works, and one to be commissioner of public property. This designation may be changed by the council whenever it appears that the public service would be benefited thereby. The mayor shall be commissioner of public affairs. The commissioner of each department shall be superintendent of that department.
    If the municipality has voted, as provided in Section 4-3-19, to require candidates for commissioner to run for a specific office, each commissioner shall be superintendent of the department bearing the same designation as the office to which he was elected. The mayor shall be commissioner of public affairs. The Commissioner of streets and public improvements shall be, ex-officio, commissioner of public works.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2677.)

65 ILCS 5/4-5-4

    (65 ILCS 5/4-5-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-4)
    Sec. 4-5-4. Establishment of certain offices; police and legal departments in cities over 50,000.
    (a) At the first regular meeting after the general election of its members or as soon as practicable after the election, the council in its discretion, as determined by a majority vote, may appoint, by a majority vote, the following officers: city clerk, corporation counsel, city attorney, assistant city attorney, city treasurer, library trustees, commissioner of streets and public improvements, superintendent of streets, superintendent of special assessments, superintendent of sewers, city engineer, and any additional officers that the council considers necessary or expedient. The commissioner of streets and public improvements under this Article shall be ex-officio the commissioner of public works and a member of the board of local improvements as and when provided for by Article 9. If, however, it is provided by ordinance that a superintendent of streets shall be appointed by the commissioner of streets and public improvements, the council shall have no power to appoint the superintendent of streets. If it is provided by law that the superintendent of streets shall be a member of the board of local improvements, the fact that the superintendent of streets is appointed by the commissioner of streets and public improvements shall not bar the superintendent of streets from membership on the board of local improvements.
    (b) In all cities of over 50,000 population that have adopted or that may hereafter adopt this Article and Sections 10-1-1 through 10-1-45, the police departments shall be assigned to and shall be a part of the department of public affairs, and the corporation counsel, city attorney, assistant city attorney, and all other members of the legal department shall be assigned to the department of public affairs and shall be appointed by the mayor as the commissioner of that department.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/4-5-5

    (65 ILCS 5/4-5-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-5)
    Sec. 4-5-5. The council has the right and power to appoint and discharge the heads of all principal departments subordinate to the departments provided for in Section 4-5-2. The commissioner of each department, however, may be vested by ordinance with the sole right and power to appoint and discharge the heads of all principal departments subordinate to the department of which he is the commissioner. But in all municipalities which are treated as having adopted or which may hereafter adopt Sections 10-2-1 through 10-2-23, the chief of police and chief of the fire department shall be appointed and discharged only as provided in Sections 10-2-1 through 10-2-23.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-5-6

    (65 ILCS 5/4-5-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-6)
    Sec. 4-5-6. In all municipalities in which Sections 10-1-1 through 10-1-45 are not in effect, all officers, assistants, and employees of each department specified in Section 4-5-2, except those elected or appointed as provided in Sections 4-5-3 through 4-5-5, shall be appointed by the commissioner of the department to which they are appointed, and may be discharged by him when in his judgment the efficient conduct of municipal affairs so demands. However, in all municipalities in which Sections 10-1-1 through 10-1-45 and Sections 10-2-1 through 10-2-23 are not in effect, all officers and members of the fire and police departments, except those elected or appointed as provided in Sections 4-5-3 through 4-5-5, shall be appointed by the commissioner of the department, specified in Section 4-5-2, to which the powers of and duties to be performed by the fire department and the police department, respectively, are assigned, and may be discharged by him when in his judgment the efficient conduct of municipal affairs so demands.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-5-7

    (65 ILCS 5/4-5-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-7)
    Sec. 4-5-7. (a) In all cities in which Sections 10-1-1 through 10-1-45 are in effect, all municipal officers, assistants, and employees, expect those specified in Sections 4-5-2 through 4-5-5, and in paragraph (b) of this section shall be appointed and discharged only as provided in Sections 10-1-1 through 10-1-45. For the purpose of the performance of the duties imposed upon, and the exercise of the powers and authority vested in, the head of a department or office by Sections 10-1-1 through 10-1-45, the commissioner of each department, specified in Section 4-5-2, shall be considered the head of the department or office under Sections 10-1-1 through 10-1-45.
    (b) In all municipalities in which Sections 10-2-1 through 10-2-23 are in effect, all officers and members of the fire and police departments of those municipalities, including the chief of police and chief of the fire department, shall be appointed and discharged only as provided in Sections 10-2-1 through 10-2-23.
    (c) Nothing in this article shall prevent any city which adopts the commission form of municipal government from adopting Sections 10-1-1 through 10-1-45, or, when of the required population, from adopting Sections 10-2-1 through 10-2-23, or from adopting Sections 10-2-1 through 10-2-23 and Sections 10-1-1 through 10-1-45.
    (d) In all municipalities which are treated as having adopted Sections 10-2-1 through 10-2-23 before January 1, 1942, and which have also adopted the commission form of municipal government before January 1, 1942, Sections 10-2-1 through 10-2-23 shall continue in force in that municipality in like manner as such sections would have continued in force therein if the commission form of municipal government had not been adopted therein. But the council shall have the right and power to appoint and discharge the board of fire and police commissioners.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-5-8

    (65 ILCS 5/4-5-8) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-8)
    Sec. 4-5-8. The council has the power, by ordinance, to create, fill, and discontinue offices and employment other than those prescribed in this article, according to its judgment of the needs of the municipality.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-5-9

    (65 ILCS 5/4-5-9) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-9)
    Sec. 4-5-9. Except as otherwise provided in this article or by law, any officer or employee who has been elected or appointed by the council in accordance with the provisions of this article may be removed from office at any time by a vote of a majority of the council members.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-5-10

    (65 ILCS 5/4-5-10) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-10)
    Sec. 4-5-10. The council has the power to make proper regulations for the inspection of all plants and machinery of any person exercising any right, grant, or franchise from any municipality adopting, or which is treated as having adopted, this article. The council and their authorized agents have the power to make all necessary examinations of any plant, appliances, or apparatus for the purpose of making the necessary tests to see that such person complies with the regulations of the council with reference to the quality and the character of the commodity or service furnished. The council has the power to specify, determine, and regulate the quality and character of gas and electricity furnished to the municipality and to its residents. The municipality has the power to perform all acts necessary to give effect to this section.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-5-11

    (65 ILCS 5/4-5-11) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-11)
    Sec. 4-5-11. Except as otherwise provided, all contracts, of whatever character, pertaining to public improvement, or to the maintenance of the public property of a municipality involving an outlay of $10,000 or more, shall be based upon specifications to be approved by the council. Any work or other public improvement which is not to be paid for in whole or in part by special assessment or special taxation, when the expense thereof will exceed $20,000, shall be constructed as follows:
        (1) By a contract let to the lowest responsible
    
bidder after advertising for bids, in the manner prescribed by ordinance, except that any such contract may be entered into by the proper officers without advertising for bids, if authorized by a vote of 4 of the 5 council members elected; or
        (2) In the following manner, if authorized by a vote
    
of 4 of the 5 council members elected: the commissioner of public works or other proper officers to be designated by ordinance, shall superintend and cause to be carried out the construction of the work or other public improvement and shall employ exclusively for the performance of all manual labor thereon, laborers and artisans whom the city or village shall pay by the day or hour, but all material of the value of $20,000 and upward used in the construction of the work or other public improvement, shall be purchased by contract let to the lowest responsible bidder in the manner to be prescribed by ordinance.
    Nothing contained in this Section shall apply to any contract by a municipality with the United States of America or any agency thereof.
(Source: P.A. 94-435, eff. 8-2-05.)

65 ILCS 5/4-5-12

    (65 ILCS 5/4-5-12) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-12)
    Sec. 4-5-12. Regular meetings of the council shall be held on the first Monday after the mayor and commissioners have entered upon the performance of their official duties, and at least twice each month thereafter. The council shall provide by ordinance for the holding of regular meetings. Special meetings may be called from time to time by the mayor or by 2 commissioners upon giving notice of not less than 24 hours to all members of the council. Public notice of meetings must also be given as prescribed in Sections 2.02 and 2.03 of "An Act in relation to meetings", approved July 11, 1957, as heretofore or hereafter amended. All meetings of the council, whether regular or special, shall be open to the public.
    The mayor and each commissioner shall have the right to vote on all questions coming before the council. Three members of the council shall constitute a quorum, and the affirmative vote of 3 members shall be necessary to adopt any motion, resolution, or ordinance, unless a greater number is provided for by this article.
    Upon every vote the "yeas" and "nays" shall be called and recorded. Every motion, resolution, or ordinance shall be reduced to writing and read before a vote is taken thereon, and all council members present at any meeting shall vote thereon. The style of all ordinances shall be: "Be it ordained by the council of the city (or village) of ....."
    The mayor shall have no power to veto, but every resolution, ordinance or warrant passed or ordered by the council must be signed by the mayor, or by 2 commissioners, and all ordinances and resolutions shall be filed for record, before they shall be in force.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 1909.)

65 ILCS 5/4-5-13

    (65 ILCS 5/4-5-13) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-13)
    Sec. 4-5-13. Every ordinance or resolution appropriating any money, or ordering any street improvement or sewer, or making or authorizing the making of any contract, or granting any franchise, right, or license to occupy or use the streets, alleys, highways, bridges, viaducts, public property, or public places in the municipality for any purpose, shall remain on file with the municipal clerk for public inspection, in the form in which it is finally passed, at least one week before the final passage thereof.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-5-16

    (65 ILCS 5/4-5-16) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-16)
    Sec. 4-5-16. Statement of receipts and expenses; examination of books and accounts; expenditure greater than appropriation.
    (a) In municipalities with 25,000 or more inhabitants, the council each month shall print in pamphlet form, a detailed itemized statement of all receipts and expenses of the municipality and a summary of its proceedings during the preceding month. In municipalities with fewer than 25,000 inhabitants, the council shall print a similar statement annually instead of monthly. The council shall furnish printed copies of each statement to (i) the State Library, (ii) the city library, (iii) all the daily and weekly newspapers with a general circulation in the municipality, and (iv) persons who apply for a copy at the office of the municipal clerk.
    (b) At the end of each fiscal year, the council shall have licensed Certified Public Accountants permitted to perform audits under the Illinois Public Accounting Act make a full and complete examination of all books and accounts of the municipality and shall distribute the result of that examination in the manner provided in this Section.
    (c) It is unlawful for the council or any commissioner to expend, directly or indirectly, a greater amount for any municipal purpose than the amount appropriated for that purpose in the annual appropriation ordinance passed for that fiscal year. A violation of this provision by any member of the council shall constitute a petty offense.
(Source: P.A. 93-486, eff. 1-1-04; 94-465, eff. 8-4-05.)

65 ILCS 5/4-5-17

    (65 ILCS 5/4-5-17) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-17)
    Sec. 4-5-17. If, at the beginning of the term of office of the first council elected in a municipality after that municipality has adopted the commission form of municipal government, the appropriation for the expenditures of the municipal government for the current fiscal year has been made, that first council shall have the power by ordinance to revise or repeal that appropriation and to make an additional appropriation in the manner and within the time provided by law.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/4-5-22

    (65 ILCS 5/4-5-22) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-5-22)
    Sec. 4-5-22. Treasurer; duties. In addition to the duties now imposed by law upon a municipal treasurer, the treasurer of a municipality under the commission form of municipal government shall deposit all money the treasurer receives from all sources of revenue, to his or her credit as treasurer of the municipality, in one or more places of deposit designated in the same manner and subject to the same conditions as provided in Section 3.1-35-50.
    The treasurer (i) shall collect any interest paid on these deposits, (ii) shall report that interest in the treasurer's next statement following its collection, and (iii) shall credit the interest to the particular fund of the municipality upon which the interest accrued. This interest shall be treated as a part of that particular fund and shall be subject to use for any purpose for which the fund may be used.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 6

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 6 heading)
DIVISION 6. COMPENSATION OF OFFICERS

65 ILCS 5/4-6-1

    (65 ILCS 5/4-6-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-6-1)
    Sec. 4-6-1. The mayor and each commissioner shall have an office at the municipal building or rooms, and shall devote such time to the duties of their respective offices as a faithful discharge thereof may require.
    The total and only compensation of the mayor for the performance of his duties shall be an annual salary, which shall be established by the council prior to the mayoral election. The total and only compensation of each commissioner for the performance of his duties shall be an annual salary which shall be established by the council prior to the election in which commissioners are elected. An increase or decrease in the salary of any such official shall not take effect during the term for which he is elected.
(Source: P.A. 85-784; 85-854.)

65 ILCS 5/4-6-2

    (65 ILCS 5/4-6-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-6-2)
    Sec. 4-6-2.
    All officers and employees, except those specified in Section 4-6-1, shall receive the salary or compensation which the council shall provide by ordinance, resolution, or motion, payable monthly or at such shorter periods as the council may determine.
(Source: P.A. 78-439.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 8

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 8 heading)
DIVISION 8. PENALTIES

65 ILCS 5/4-8-2

    (65 ILCS 5/4-8-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-8-2)
    Sec. 4-8-2. A candidate for nomination or a nominee for any office to be filled by a popular election under this article who, directly or indirectly, enters into any understanding or agreement to do or not to do any official act in the event of his election to the advantage of any person in consideration of the influence, support, or assistance of that person to aid in the nomination or election of the candidate or nominee, is guilty of giving, or offering to give, a bribe, and if convicted thereof shall be guilty of a Class C misdemeanor. If elected to office, a conviction under this section shall effect a forfeiture of the office. However, this section shall not prevent any candidate for nomination or nominee from publicly outlining his position or pledging his support for, or opposition to, any measure or prospective measure of a public nature.
(Source: P.A. 77-2500.)

65 ILCS 5/4-8-3

    (65 ILCS 5/4-8-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-8-3)
    Sec. 4-8-3. A person who agrees to perform any service in the interest of a candidate for any nomination or a nominee for any office under this article, filled by a popular election, in consideration of money, treats, or other valuable thing, or in consideration of an appointment to any office or employment under this article, or any such candidate or nominee who promises a person money or other valuable thing, or who promises to appoint a person to an office or employment, under this article, in the event of the nomination or election of such candidate or nominee, in consideration of the person performing any service in the interest of such candidate or nominee, is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2500.)

65 ILCS 5/4-8-4

    (65 ILCS 5/4-8-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-8-4)
    Sec. 4-8-4. A person who, for the purpose of influencing an elector's vote at any election under this article, offers to give the elector a bribe, either in money, treats, or other consideration, or by agreeing to appoint him to an office or employment under this article, or an elector under this article who requests, receives, or accepts such a bribe, or who agrees to vote for or support any candidate or nominee in consideration that the elector will be appointed to an office or employment under this article, is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2500.)

65 ILCS 5/4-8-5

    (65 ILCS 5/4-8-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-8-5)
    Sec. 4-8-5. Any officer or employee under this article who in any manner contributes money, labor, or other valuable thing to any person for election purposes, is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2500.)

65 ILCS 5/4-8-6

    (65 ILCS 5/4-8-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-8-6)
    Sec. 4-8-6. (a) No officer or employee elected or appointed under this article shall be interested, directly or indirectly, in his own name or in the name of any other person, association, trust or corporation, in any contract for work or materials, or profits thereof, or services to be furnished or performed for the municipality or for any person operating a public utility wholly or partly within the territorial limits of the municipality.
    (b) However, any elected or appointed member of the governing body may provide materials, merchandise, property, services or labor, if:
        A. the contract is with a person, firm, partnership,
    
association, corporation, or cooperative association in which such interested member of the governing body of the municipality has less than a 7 1/2% share in the ownership; and
        B. such interested member publicly discloses the
    
nature and extent of his interest prior to or during deliberations concerning the proposed award of the contract; and
        C. such interested member abstains from voting on the
    
award of the contract, though he shall be considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum; and
        D. such contract is approved by a majority vote of
    
those members presently holding office; and
        E. the contract is awarded after sealed bids to the
    
lowest responsible bidder if the amount of the contract exceeds $1500, or awarded without bidding if the amount of the contract is less than $1500; and
        F. the award of the contract would not cause the
    
aggregate amount of all such contracts so awarded to the same person, firm, association, partnership, corporation, or cooperative association in the same fiscal year to exceed $25,000.
    (c) In addition to the above exemption, any elected or appointed member of the governing body may provide materials, merchandise, property, services or labor if:
        A. the award of the contract is approved by a
    
majority vote of the governing body of the municipality provided that any such interested member shall abstain from voting; and
        B. the amount of the contract does not exceed $1000;
    
and
        C. the award of the contract would not cause the
    
aggregate amount of all such contracts so awarded to the same person, firm, association, partnership, corporation, or cooperative association in the same fiscal year to exceed $2000; and
        D. such interested member publicly discloses the
    
nature and extent of his interest prior to or during deliberations concerning the proposed award of the contract; and
        E. such interested member abstains from voting on the
    
award of the contract, though he shall be considered present for the purposes of establishing a quorum.
    (d) A contract for the procurement of public utility services by a municipality with a public utility company is not barred by this Section by one or more members of the governing body being an officer or employee of the public utility company or holding an ownership interest of no more than 7 1/2% in the public utility company, or holding an ownership interest of any size if the municipality has a population of less than 7,500 and the public utility's rates are approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission. An elected or appointed member of the governing body having such an interest shall be deemed not to have a prohibited interest under this Section.
    (e) Any officer who violates this Section is guilty of a Class 4 felony and in addition thereto any office held by such person so convicted shall become vacant and shall be so declared as part of the judgment of the court.
    (f) Nothing contained in this Section, including the restrictions set forth in subsections (b), (c) and (d), shall preclude a contract of deposit of monies, loans or other financial services by a municipality with a local bank or local savings and loan association, regardless of whether a member or members of the governing body of the municipality are interested in such bank or savings and loan association as an officer or employee or as a holder of less than 7 1/2% of the total ownership interest. A member or members holding such an interest in such a contract shall not be deemed to be holding a prohibited interest for purposes of this Act. Such interested member or members of the governing body must publicly state the nature and extent of their interest during deliberations concerning the proposed award of such a contract, but shall not participate in any further deliberations concerning the proposed award. Such interested member or members shall not vote on such a proposed award. Any member or members abstaining from participation in deliberations and voting under this Section may be considered present for purposes of establishing a quorum. Award of such a contract shall require approval by a majority vote of those members presently holding office. Consideration and award of any such contract in which a member or members are interested may only be made at a regularly scheduled public meeting of the governing body of the municipality.
    (g) This Section applies only to an officer or employee elected or appointed under this Article who is a member of the board of an investor-owned public service corporation.
(Source: P.A. 98-128, eff. 8-2-13.)

65 ILCS 5/4-8-6a

    (65 ILCS 5/4-8-6a) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-8-6a)
    Sec. 4-8-6a. No officer or employee elected or appointed under this Article shall request, accept, or receive, directly or indirectly, from any person owning, operating, or leasing within or partly within the territorial limits of the municipality, any public utility, or any water craft leaving or entering or operating within the municipality, any service or transportation upon terms more favorable than are granted to the public generally, or any employment, for hire or otherwise, or any free service or transportation, either for himself or any other person.
    A violation of this Section is a petty offense. A conviction shall effect a forfeiture of the office or employment.
    The prohibition of free transportation shall not apply to policemen or firemen in uniform, nor shall this Section affect any free service to municipal officers or employees provided by any franchise or license, granted prior to March 9, 1910.
    This Section applies only to an officer or employee elected or appointed under this Article who is a member of the board of an investor-owned public service corporation.
(Source: P.A. 98-128, eff. 8-2-13.)

65 ILCS 5/4-8-7

    (65 ILCS 5/4-8-7) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-8-7)
    Sec. 4-8-7. No mayor or commissioner elected under this article shall be an official of any public service corporation at the time he or she assumes office. A violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
    For the purposes of this Section, "official of any public service corporation" means a member of the board of an investor-owned public service corporation.
(Source: P.A. 98-128, eff. 8-2-13.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 9

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 9 heading)
DIVISION 9. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

65 ILCS 5/4-9-1

    (65 ILCS 5/4-9-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-9-1)
    Sec. 4-9-1. Appeals shall lie as in other civil cases to review the final judgments in any proceeding under the provisions of Section 4-10-1.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

65 ILCS 5/4-9-2

    (65 ILCS 5/4-9-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-9-2)
    Sec. 4-9-2. Appeals may be taken as in other civil cases.
(Source: P.A. 79-1361.)

65 ILCS 5/4-9-3

    (65 ILCS 5/4-9-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-9-3)
    Sec. 4-9-3. Every public utility shall provide equal and uniform service to all residents of any municipality adopting, or which is treated as having adopted, this article. It shall be unlawful and a sufficient ground for the forfeiture of any franchise for a public utility to grant free service, or to furnish better service, or to furnish service at a lower price or rate, quantity and quality considered, to any person, or otherwise to discriminate in the matter of rates or service between residents of any such municipality. Whenever the council receives proof that this section is being violated, they shall summon witnesses and investigate at once, and if they so find, they shall immediately institute a suit to have the franchise forfeited. However, the council shall have power by ordinance to grant a public utility the right to grant reduced rates to persons specified in the ordinance. Also, the council, by ordinance, may authorize any street railway, interurban railway, bus company or other public transportation system to transport free any member, while in uniform, of the police or fire department of the city within the corporate limits thereof, and may authorize the giving of such free transportation in other cases where there is no conflict with Section 4-8-6, or with the general law of the State, or with any act of Congress.
    Any person or public utility violating this section, and any person accepting any preference specified in this section, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Any person receiving any special favor or privilege specified in this section, shall be immune from punishment in case he testifies to any matter referred to in this section in pursuance of subpoena from the council.
(Source: P.A. 77-2500.)

65 ILCS 5/4-9-4

    (65 ILCS 5/4-9-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-9-4)
    Sec. 4-9-4. In any municipality which has adopted, or which may hereafter adopt, the commission form of municipal government, any public library for that municipality shall be established, maintained, and conducted in all respects in accordance with "An Act in relation to free public libraries for cities, villages, incorporated towns and townships and to repeal Acts and parts of Act therein named", approved July 12, 1965, as heretofore or hereafter amended.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 75.)

65 ILCS 5/4-9-5

    (65 ILCS 5/4-9-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-9-5)
    Sec. 4-9-5. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with this article are inoperative in municipalities under the commission form of municipal government. However, nothing contained in this article shall in any way repeal, amend, or affect (1) the law pertaining to the making of local improvements under Article 9, or (2) any public school law in operation in any municipality which adopts this article, anything contained in this article to the contrary notwithstanding, or (3) any general law relating to parks.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 10

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 4 Div. 10 heading)
DIVISION 10. ABANDONMENT OF COMMISSION FORM

65 ILCS 5/4-10-1

    (65 ILCS 5/4-10-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 4-10-1)
    Sec. 4-10-1. Any municipality, which has operated for more than 2 years under the commission form of municipal government, may abandon its operation under this article and accept the provisions of the general law of the State then applicable to municipalities, by proceedings as follows:
    When a petition signed by electors of the municipality equal in number to at least 25% of the number of votes cast for the candidates for mayor at the last preceding general quadrennial municipal election is filed with the municipal clerk, the clerk shall certify the proposition to the proper election authorities for submission to the electors of the municipality. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
--------------------------------------------------------------
    Shall the city (or village)       YES
of.... retain the commission     -----------------------------
form of municipal government?         NO
--------------------------------------------------------------
    In municipalities which have adopted the City Election Law, however, this proposition shall be filed with the clerk of that board. However, in municipalities with less than 50,000 inhabitants this proposition shall only be submitted within the year preceding the expiration of the terms of office of the elective officers of the municipality and shall not be submitted more often than once in that year. In municipalities with 50,000 or more inhabitants this proposition shall not be submitted more often than once in 22 months.
    If a majority of the votes cast on this proposition are against the proposition, the officers elected at the next succeeding general municipal election shall be those then prescribed in Article 3. Upon the qualification of these officers the municipality shall become a city or village under this Code, but this change shall not affect in any manner or degree the property rights or liabilities of any nature of the municipality, but shall merely extend to the change in its form of government.
    The first city council or board of trustees elected after the abandonment of the commission form of municipal government shall have the same number of aldermen or trustees as were provided in the municipality at the time of its adoption of this article, and the municipality shall have the same ward and precinct boundaries.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 5

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 5 heading)
ARTICLE 5
MANAGERIAL FORM OF MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT

65 ILCS 5/Art. 5 Div. 1

 
    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 5 Div. 1 heading)
DIVISION 1. GENERAL ADOPTION PROCEDURES

65 ILCS 5/5-1-1

    (65 ILCS 5/5-1-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 5-1-1)
    Sec. 5-1-1. All cities and villages with less than 500,000 inhabitants, which are treated as properly incorporated, or which hereafter are incorporated under this Code, in addition to all the rights, powers, and authority conferred upon them elsewhere in this Code, shall have the rights, powers and authority conferred in this Article 5, by proceeding as provided in Section 5-1-4. For convenience this Article 5 is designated "The Managerial Form of Municipal Government".
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 857.)

65 ILCS 5/5-1-2

    (65 ILCS 5/5-1-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 5-1-2)
    Sec. 5-1-2. Upon this Article 5 becoming effective in any city or village, that city or village and its officers shall be vested with all the rights, privileges, powers and immunities conferred by Article 3 or 4, as the case may be, in force at the time such city or village adopted this Article 5, including the procedures for elections therein described, the officers therein named and the duties and liabilities therein set forth, except as modified by this Article 5.
    After this Article 5 becomes effective in any city or village which was operating under Article 4 at the time of adoption of this Article 5, the provisions of Section 4-5-13 relating to filing certain ordinances for public inspection shall no longer apply in such city or village.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 2332.)

65 ILCS 5/5-1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/5-1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 5-1-3)
    Sec. 5-1-3. The rights, privileges, powers and immunities contained in Articles 3 and 4 which are applicable to cities and villages operating under this Article 5, as provided in Section 5-1-2, are modified by the provisions of this Article 5 found in Sections 5-1-2, 5-2-3, 5-2-12 and 5-2-19.
    However, if any modifications appear in any other section of this Article 5, this section shall not operate to restrict or render void such modification because the sections containing such modifications are omitted from the listing of sections in this Section 5-1-3.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/5-1-4

    (65 ILCS 5/5-1-4) (from Ch. 24, par. 5-1-4)
    Sec. 5-1-4. Procedure for adopting managerial form of government.
    (a) Cities and villages described in Section 5-1-1, in order to vest themselves with the managerial form of municipal government, shall act in accordance with the procedure provided in Sections 5-1-4 through 5-1-11 unless modified elsewhere in this Article 5. In cities that are operating under Section 3.1-20-10 and villages operating under Section 3.1-25-75 at the time of the adoption of this Article 5, the forms of petition and ballot prescribed in Sections 5-1-5 and 5-1-7 may at the option of the petitioners be modified to contain the following additional proposition:
        Shall (name of city or village), if it adopts the
    
managerial form of municipal government, continue to elect aldermen (or trustees) from wards (or districts)?
    (b) In any city operating under Section 3.1-20-10 at the time of adoption of this Article 5, at the option of the petitioners and in addition to the optional proposition provided for in subsection (a), the forms of petition and ballot prescribed in Sections 5-1-6 and 5-1-8 may be further modified to contain the following additional proposition:
        Shall only one alderman hereafter be elected from
    
each ward if (name of city) adopts the managerial form of municipal government and also elects to continue the aldermanic organization for the city council?
    (c) If 2 or more forms of petition allowed under this Section are presented to the chief judge of the circuit court or any judge of that circuit designated by the chief judge, the judge shall cause only the question or questions contained in the first petition so presented to be submitted to referendum, if he or she finds that the petition is in proper form and legally sufficient.
    (d) If a majority of the electors voting on the proposition vote to adopt the managerial form of municipal government, then this Article 5 shall become effective in the city or village upon the date of the next general municipal election at which any corporate authority is elected. The operation of the managerial form of municipal government, for purposes of voting on the question to abandon set out in Section 5-5-1, however, shall not be deemed to begin until a manager is appointed.
    (e) The city council or board of trustees of a city or village that adopts the provisions of this Article 5 under this Section may, if it so desires, by the adoption of an ordinance immediately after the adoption of this Article 5 has been proclaimed, appoint a city or village manager and reorganize the administration of the municipality in conformance with this Article 5. This Article 5, except as to the membership of the council in cities or villages in which representation by wards or districts has not been retained, shall be in effect upon the proclamation of the results of the adopting referendum.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)

65 ILCS 5/5-1-5

    (65 ILCS 5/5-1-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 5-1-5)
    Sec. 5-1-5. Electors of any city or village specified in Section 5-1-1, equal in number to 1/10 the number of votes cast for all candidates for mayor or president at the last preceding municipal election for such officer, may petition the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court, or any judge of that Circuit designated by the Chief Judge, in which that city or village specified in Section 5-1-1 is located to cause to be submitted to a vote of the electors of that city or village specified in Section 5-1-1 the proposition whether this Article 5 shall be adopted.
    Upon submission of such petition the court shall set a date not less than 10 nor more than 30 days thereafter for a hearing on the sufficiency thereof. Notice of the filing of such petition and of such date shall be given in writing to the city or village clerk and to the mayor or village president at least 7 days before the date of such hearing.
    If such petition is found sufficient the court shall enter an order to submit that proposition at an election. However, the referendum on the proposition shall not be held on the date of the general primary election for the municipality.
    The clerk of the circuit court shall certify the court's order and the proposition for submission.
    A proposal to adopt this Article 5 may also be initiated and submitted to the voters in the same manner as is provided in this Section by the adoption of an ordinance by the corporate authorities.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/5-1-6

    (65 ILCS 5/5-1-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 5-1-6)
    Sec. 5-1-6. The petition provided in Section 5-1-5 shall be substantially in the following form: To the Circuit Court of the county of (name of county):
    We, the undersigned electors of the city (or village) of (name