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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/11-68-1

    (65 ILCS 5/11-68-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-68-1)
    Sec. 11-68-1. For the purpose of promoting the health and welfare of its citizens, any city with a population of more than 30,000 whose corporate limits coincide with the limits of the township in which the city is located, subject to a referendum vote, may acquire and improve not to exceed 10 acres of land, within or without the city, to be set apart, held, and maintained as a stadium and athletic field for the use of the public.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)

65 ILCS 5/11-68-2

    (65 ILCS 5/11-68-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-68-2)
    Sec. 11-68-2. Whenever, in such a city, not less than 100 of its electors petition the city clerk for submission to a referendum vote the proposition of acquiring and maintaining a stadium and athletic field, the proposition shall be certified by the city clerk and submitted at an election in accordance with the general election law. The proposition shall be substantially in the following form:
    Shall the city of ..............       YES
 acquire  and  maintain  a stadium    ------------------------
 and athletic field?                       NO
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/11-68-3

    (65 ILCS 5/11-68-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-68-3)
    Sec. 11-68-3. If a majority of the votes cast on the specified proposition are in favor of acquiring and maintaining a stadium and athletic field, a board of 5 stadium and athletic field commissioners shall be elected at the next regular election for such officers as provided in the general election law. The election for said commissioners shall be governed by the general election law. Two of the commissioners shall hold office for one year; 3 shall hold office for 2 years. Their respective terms shall be determined by lot. Successors shall be elected for a term of 2 years. Vacancies occurring in the board shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointments of the mayor. The commissioners shall serve without compensation.
    The board of commissioners shall organize by electing one of their number chairman and one secretary. They shall keep a record of their proceedings, which, at all reasonable times, shall be open to inspection.
(Source: P.A. 81-1490.)