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(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.

65 ILCS 5/6-1-3

    (65 ILCS 5/6-1-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 6-1-3)
    Sec. 6-1-3. This Article 6 does not apply to an incorporated town which has superseded a civil township.
(Source: P.A. 76-746.)

65 ILCS 5/Art. 6 Div. 2

    (65 ILCS 5/Art. 6 Div. 2 heading)

65 ILCS 5/6-2-1

    (65 ILCS 5/6-2-1) (from Ch. 24, par. 6-2-1)
    Sec. 6-2-1. Adoption.
    All municipalities of not less than 5,000 population and not exceeding 500,000 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: P.A. 76-746.)

65 ILCS 5/6-2-2

    (65 ILCS 5/6-2-2) (from Ch. 24, par. 6-2-2)
    Sec. 6-2-2. Petition - Submission of proposition. 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 one of the circuit judges of the circuit 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.
    If the petition is found sufficient, the judge shall enter an order directing the submission of the proposition at the next general municipal election. The clerk of the circuit court shall certify the proposition to the proper election authority in accordance with the general election law for submission to the electors.
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/6-2-3

    (65 ILCS 5/6-2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 6-2-3)
    Sec. 6-2-3. Form of Petition. The petition provided in Section 6-2-2 shall be substantially in the following form and in accordance with the general election law: To the Circuit Court of the (number of circuit) Judicial Circuit:
    We, the undersigned electors of the city (or village) of (name of city or village), respectfully petition this court to order submitted to a vote of the electors of (name of city or village), the following proposition:
    Shall the city (or village) of.... adopt the strong mayor form of municipal government?
(Source: P.A. 81-1489.)

65 ILCS 5/6-2-5

    (65 ILCS 5/6-2-5) (from Ch. 24, par. 6-2-5)
    Sec. 6-2-5. Election - Result. The referendum specified in Section 6-2-2 shall be conducted in accordance with the general election law.
    The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
    Shall the city (or village) of         YES
.............. adopt the strong    ---------------------------
mayor 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 effect in such city or village upon the election and qualification of those persons elected at the next general municipal election at which any corporate authority is elected.
    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 5/6-2-6

    (65 ILCS 5/6-2-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 6-2-6)
    Sec. 6-2-6. Canvass; record. A certified copy of the canvass of the votes on the proposition specified in Section 6-2-2, made by the proper officers of the election, shall be transmitted to the municipal clerk, and to the clerk of the county or counties in which the municipality is located. Each clerk shall transcribe the copy upon the records of the clerk's office.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)