Sen. Kwame Raoul

Filed: 5/30/2017





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 1774 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Election Code is amended by changing
5Sections 2A-1.2 and 2A-48 as follows:
6    (10 ILCS 5/2A-1.2)  (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-1.2)
7    Sec. 2A-1.2. Consolidated Schedule of Elections - Offices
9    (a) At the general election in the appropriate
10even-numbered years, the following offices shall be filled or
11shall be on the ballot as otherwise required by this Code:
12        (1) Elector of President and Vice President of the
13    United States;
14        (2) United States Senator and United States
15    Representative;
16        (3) State Executive Branch elected officers;



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1        (4) State Senator and State Representative;
2        (5) County elected officers, including State's
3    Attorney, County Board member, County Commissioners, and
4    elected President of the County Board or County Chief
5    Executive;
6        (6) Circuit Court Clerk;
7        (7) Regional Superintendent of Schools, except in
8    counties or educational service regions in which that
9    office has been abolished;
10        (8) Judges of the Supreme, Appellate and Circuit
11    Courts, on the question of retention, to fill vacancies and
12    newly created judicial offices;
13        (9) (Blank);
14        (10) Trustee of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of
15    Chicago, and elected Trustee of other Sanitary Districts;
16        (11) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
17    designated in this Section, where the statute creating or
18    authorizing the creation of the district requires an annual
19    election and permits or requires election of candidates of
20    political parties.
21    (b) At the general primary election:
22        (1) in each even-numbered year candidates of political
23    parties shall be nominated for those offices to be filled
24    at the general election in that year, except where pursuant
25    to law nomination of candidates of political parties is
26    made by caucus.



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1        (2) in the appropriate even-numbered years the
2    political party offices of State central committeeman,
3    township committeeman, ward committeeman, and precinct
4    committeeman shall be filled and delegates and alternate
5    delegates to the National nominating conventions shall be
6    elected as may be required pursuant to this Code. In the
7    even-numbered years in which a Presidential election is to
8    be held, candidates in the Presidential preference primary
9    shall also be on the ballot.
10        (3) in each even-numbered year, where the municipality
11    has provided for annual elections to elect municipal
12    officers pursuant to Section 6(f) or Section 7 of Article
13    VII of the Constitution, pursuant to the Illinois Municipal
14    Code or pursuant to the municipal charter, the offices of
15    such municipal officers shall be filled at an election held
16    on the date of the general primary election, provided that
17    the municipal election shall be a nonpartisan election
18    where required by the Illinois Municipal Code. For partisan
19    municipal elections in even-numbered years, a primary to
20    nominate candidates for municipal office to be elected at
21    the general primary election shall be held on the Tuesday 6
22    weeks preceding that election.
23        (4) in each school district which has adopted the
24    provisions of Article 33 of the School Code, successors to
25    the members of the board of education whose terms expire in
26    the year in which the general primary is held shall be



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1    elected.
2    (c) At the consolidated election in the appropriate
3odd-numbered years, the following offices shall be filled:
4        (1) Municipal officers, provided that in
5    municipalities in which candidates for alderman or other
6    municipal office are not permitted by law to be candidates
7    of political parties, the runoff election where required by
8    law, or the nonpartisan election where required by law,
9    shall be held on the date of the consolidated election; and
10    provided further, in the case of municipal officers
11    provided for by an ordinance providing the form of
12    government of the municipality pursuant to Section 7 of
13    Article VII of the Constitution, such offices shall be
14    filled by election or by runoff election as may be provided
15    by such ordinance;
16        (2) Village and incorporated town library directors;
17        (3) City boards of stadium commissioners;
18        (4) Commissioners of park districts;
19        (5) Trustees of public library districts;
20        (6) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
21    designated in this section, where the statute creating or
22    authorizing the creation of the district permits or
23    requires election of candidates of political parties;
24        (7) Township officers, including township park
25    commissioners, township library directors, and boards of
26    managers of community buildings, and Multi-Township



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1    Assessors;
2        (8) Highway commissioners and road district clerks;
3        (9) Members of school boards in school districts which
4    adopt Article 33 of the School Code;
5        (10) The directors and chairman of the Chain O Lakes -
6    Fox River Waterway Management Agency;
7        (11) Forest preserve district commissioners elected
8    under Section 3.5 of the Downstate Forest Preserve District
9    Act;
10        (12) Elected members of school boards, school
11    trustees, directors of boards of school directors,
12    trustees of county boards of school trustees (except in
13    counties or educational service regions having a
14    population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants), and members
15    of boards of school inspectors, except school boards in
16    school districts that adopt Article 33 of the School Code;
17        (13) Members of Community College district boards;
18        (14) Trustees of Fire Protection Districts;
19        (15) Commissioners of the Springfield Metropolitan
20    Exposition and Auditorium Authority;
21        (16) Elected Trustees of Tuberculosis Sanitarium
22    Districts;
23        (17) Elected Officers of special districts not
24    otherwise designated in this Section for which the law
25    governing those districts does not permit candidates of
26    political parties.



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1    (d) At the consolidated primary election in each
2odd-numbered year, candidates of political parties shall be
3nominated for those offices to be filled at the consolidated
4election in that year, except where pursuant to law nomination
5of candidates of political parties is made by caucus, and
6except those offices listed in paragraphs (12) through (17) of
7subsection (c).
8    At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate
9odd-numbered years, the mayor, clerk, treasurer, and aldermen
10shall be elected in municipalities in which candidates for
11mayor, clerk, treasurer, or alderman are not permitted by law
12to be candidates of political parties, subject to runoff
13elections to be held at the consolidated election as may be
14required by law, and municipal officers shall be nominated in a
15nonpartisan election in municipalities in which pursuant to law
16candidates for such office are not permitted to be candidates
17of political parties.
18    At the consolidated primary election in the appropriate
19odd-numbered years, municipal officers shall be nominated or
20elected, or elected subject to a runoff, as may be provided by
21an ordinance providing a form of government of the municipality
22pursuant to Section 7 of Article VII of the Constitution.
23    At the consolidated primary election in 2023 and at the
24consolidated primary election every 4 years thereafter,
25members of the Chicago Board of Education shall be elected in a
26nonpartisan election.



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1    (e) (Blank).
2    (f) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, public
3questions may be submitted to voters pursuant to this Code and
4any special election otherwise required or authorized by law or
5by court order may be conducted pursuant to this Code.
6    Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of officers
7established in this Article, whenever a referendum is held for
8the establishment of a political subdivision whose officers are
9to be elected, the initial officers shall be elected at the
10election at which such referendum is held if otherwise so
11provided by law. In such cases, the election of the initial
12officers shall be subject to the referendum.
13    Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of
14officials established in this Article, any community college
15district which becomes effective by operation of law pursuant
16to Section 6-6.1 of the Public Community College Act, as now or
17hereafter amended, shall elect the initial district board
18members at the next regularly scheduled election following the
19effective date of the new district.
20    (g) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, if in
21any precinct there are no offices or public questions required
22to be on the ballot under this Code then no election shall be
23held in the precinct on that date.
24    (h) There may be conducted a referendum in accordance with
25the provisions of Division 6-4 of the Counties Code.
26(Source: P.A. 89-5, eff. 1-1-96; 89-95, eff. 1-1-96; 89-626,



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1eff. 8-9-96; 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)
2    (10 ILCS 5/2A-48)  (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-48)
3    Sec. 2A-48. Board of School Directors and Board of
4Education - Member - Time of Election. A member of a Board of
5School Directors or a member of an elected Board of Education,
6as the case may be, shall be elected at each consolidated
7election to succeed each incumbent member whose term ends
8before the following consolidated election. A member of the
9Chicago Board of Education shall be elected at the appropriate
10consolidated primary election to succeed each incumbent member
11whose term expires in the year in which the consolidated
12primary election is held.
13(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)
14    Section 10. The School Code is amended by changing Sections
1534-3, 34-4, and 34-13.1 and by adding Sections 34-21.9, 34-4.1
16and 34-4.2 as follows:
17    (105 ILCS 5/34-3)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-3)
18    Sec. 34-3. Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees; new
19Chicago Board of Education; members; term; vacancies.
20    (a) Within 30 days after the effective date of this
21amendatory Act of 1995, the terms of all members of the Chicago
22Board of Education holding office on that date are abolished
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1the City Council, a 5 member Chicago School Reform Board of
2Trustees which shall take office upon the appointment of the
3fifth member. The Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees and
4its members shall serve until, and the terms of all members of
5the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees shall expire on,
6June 30, 1999 or upon the appointment of a new Chicago Board of
7Education as provided in subsection (b), whichever is later.
8Any vacancy in the membership of the Trustees shall be filled
9through appointment by the Mayor, without the consent or
10approval of the City Council, for the unexpired term. One of
11the members appointed by the Mayor to the Trustees shall be
12designated by the Mayor to serve as President of the Trustees.
13The Mayor shall appoint a full-time, compensated chief
14executive officer, and his or her compensation as such chief
15executive officer shall be determined by the Mayor. The Mayor,
16at his or her discretion, may appoint the President to serve
17simultaneously as the chief executive officer.
18    (b) This subsection (b) applies until May 9, 2023. Within
1930 days before the expiration of the terms of the members of
20the Chicago Reform Board of Trustees as provided in subsection
21(a), a new Chicago Board of Education consisting of 7 members
22shall be appointed by the Mayor to take office on the later of
23July 1, 1999 or the appointment of the seventh member. Three of
24the members initially so appointed under this subsection shall
25serve for terms ending June 30, 2002, 4 of the members
26initially so appointed under this subsection shall serve for



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1terms ending June 30, 2003, and each member initially so
2appointed shall continue to hold office until his or her
3successor is appointed and qualified. Thereafter at the
4expiration of the term of any member a successor shall be
5appointed by the Mayor and shall hold office for a term of 4
6years, from July 1 of the year in which the term commences and
7until a successor is appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in
8the membership of the Chicago Board of Education shall be
9filled through appointment by the Mayor for the unexpired term.
10No appointment to membership on the Chicago Board of Education
11that is made by the Mayor under this subsection shall require
12the approval of the City Council, whether the appointment is
13made for a full term or to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term
14on the Board.
15    (b-5) On May 9, 2023, the terms of all members of the
16Chicago Board of Education appointed under subsection (b) of
17this Section are abolished when the new board, consisting of 15
18members, is elected by the electors of the school district as
19provided in this subsection (b-5) and takes office.
20    Each member shall be elected for a term of 4 years,
21commencing on the second Tuesday in May of the year in which
22the member is elected, and until the member's successor is
23elected and has qualified. For purposes of elections conducted
24pursuant to this subsection (b-5), the City of Chicago shall be
25subdivided into 14 electoral districts for seats on the Chicago
26Board of Education, as provided under Section 34-21.9 of this



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1Code. Each district shall be represented by a member, and one
2member shall be elected at large and serve as the president of
3the board.
4    Within 28 days after each board enters office, the board
5shall organize by electing its vice president and fixing a time
6and place for the regular meetings. No less than a majority of
7the board's regular meetings shall take place after regular
8business hours in order to maximize community participation.
9Upon organizing itself as provided in this subsection (b-5),
10the board shall enter upon the discharge of its duties.
11    Whenever a vacancy in the board occurs, the remaining
12members of the board shall notify the Mayor of that vacancy
13within 5 days after its occurrence and shall proceed to fill
14the vacancy until the next board election, at which election a
15successor shall be elected to serve the remainder of the
16unexpired term. However, if the vacancy occurs with less than
1728 months remaining in the term or if the vacancy occurs less
18than 88 days before the next board election, then the person so
19appointed shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term, and
20no election to fill the vacancy shall be held. The successor
21shall have the same residential and other qualifications as his
22or her predecessor. Should the remaining board members fail to
23act within 45 days after the vacancy occurs, the Mayor shall,
24within 30 days after the remaining members have failed to fill
25the vacancy, fill the vacancy as provided for in this Section.
26Upon the Mayor's failure to fill the vacancy, the vacancy shall



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1be filled at the next board election. The successor shall have
2the same residential and other qualifications as his or her
4    (b-10) The board shall elect annually from its number a
5president and vice-president, in such manner and at such time
6as the board determines by its rules. The president elected by
7the voters and vice-president elected by the board officers so
8elected shall each perform the duties imposed upon his or her
9their respective office by the rules of the board, provided
10that (i) the president shall preside at meetings of the board
11and vote as any other member but have no power of veto, and
12(ii) the vice president shall perform the duties of the
13president if that office is vacant or the president is absent
14or unable to act. The secretary of the board Board shall be
15selected by the board Board and shall be an employee of the
16board Board rather than a member of the board Board,
17notwithstanding subsection (d) of Section 34-3.3. The duties of
18the secretary shall be imposed by the rules of the board Board.
19    (b-15) No member shall have, or be an employee or owner of
20a company that has, a contract with the school district. No
21former officer, member, or employee of the board shall, within
22a period of one year immediately after termination of service
23on the board, knowingly accept employment or receive
24compensation or fees for services from a person or entity if
25the officer, member, or employee, during the year immediately
26preceding termination of service on the board, participated



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1personally and substantially in the award of contracts with the
2board or the school district, or the issuance of contract
3change orders with the board or the school district, with a
4cumulative value of $25,000 or more to the person or entity, or
5its parent or subsidiary.
6    (c) The board may appoint a student to the board to serve
7in an advisory capacity. The student member shall serve for a
8term as determined by the board. The board may not grant the
9student member any voting privileges, but shall consider the
10student member as an advisor. The student member may not
11participate in or attend any executive session of the board.
12(Source: P.A. 94-231, eff. 7-14-05.)
13    (105 ILCS 5/34-4)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-4)
14    Sec. 34-4. Eligibility.
15    (a) To be eligible for election appointment to the board, a
16person shall be a citizen of the United States, shall be a
17registered voter as provided in the Election Code, shall have
18been a resident of the city and the electoral district for at
19least one year 3 years immediately preceding his or her
20election appointment, and shall not be a child sex offender as
21defined in Section 11-9.3 of the Criminal Code of 2012. A
22person is ineligible for election or appointment to the board
23if that person is an employee of the school district. All
24persons eligible for election to the board shall be nominated
25by a petition signed by no less than 250 voters residing within



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1the electoral district on a petition in order to be placed on
2the ballot, except that persons eligible for election to the
3board at large shall be nominated by a petition signed by no
4less than 2,500 voters residing within the city.
5    Permanent removal from the city by any member of the board
6during his or her term of office constitutes a resignation
7therefrom and creates a vacancy in the board. Board Except for
8the President of the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees
9who may be paid compensation for his or her services as chief
10executive officer as determined by the Mayor as provided in
11subsection (a) of Section 34-3, board members shall serve
12without any compensation; provided, that board members shall be
13reimbursed for expenses incurred while in the performance of
14their duties upon submission of proper receipts or upon
15submission of a signed voucher in the case of an expense
16allowance evidencing the amount of such reimbursement or
17allowance to the president of the board for verification and
18approval. Board members The board of education may continue to
19provide health care insurance coverage, employer pension
20contributions, employee pension contributions, and life
21insurance premium payments for an employee required to resign
22from an administrative, teaching, or career service position in
23order to qualify as a member of the board of education. They
24shall not hold other public office under the Federal, State or
25any local government other than that of Director of the
26Regional Transportation Authority, member of the economic



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1development commission of a city having a population exceeding
2500,000, notary public or member of the National Guard, and by
3accepting any such office while members of the board, or by not
4resigning any such office held at the time of being elected
5appointed to the board within 30 days after such election
6appointment, shall be deemed to have vacated their membership
7in the board.
8(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
9    (105 ILCS 5/34-4.1 new)
10    Sec. 34-4.1. Nomination petitions. In addition to the
11requirements of the general election law, the form of petitions
12under Section 34-4 of this Code shall be substantially as
16    To the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of
18    We the undersigned, being (.... or more) of the voters
19residing within said district, hereby petition that .... who
20resides at .... in the City of Chicago shall be a candidate for
21the office of .... of the board of education (full term)
22(vacancy) to be voted for at the election to be held on (insert
24    Name: .................. Address: ...................
25    In the designation of the name of a candidate on a petition



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1for nomination, the candidate's given name or names, initial or
2initials, a nickname by which the candidate is commonly known,
3or a combination thereof may be used in addition to the
4candidate's surname. If a candidate has changed his or her
5name, whether by a statutory or common law procedure in
6Illinois or any other jurisdiction, within 3 years before the
7last day for filing the petition, then (i) the candidate's name
8on the petition must be followed by "formerly known as (list
9all prior names during the 3-year period) until name changed on
10(list date of each such name change)" and (ii) the petition
11must be accompanied by the candidate's affidavit stating the
12candidate's previous names during the period specified in
13clause (i) and the date or dates each of those names was
14changed; failure to meet these requirements shall be grounds
15for denying certification of the candidate's name for the
16ballot, but these requirements do not apply to name changes
17resulting from adoption to assume an adoptive parent's or
18parents' surname, marriage to assume a spouse's surname, or
19dissolution of marriage or declaration of invalidity of
20marriage to assume a former surname. No other designation, such
21as a political slogan, as defined by Section 7-17 of the
22Election Code, title or degree, or nickname suggesting or
23implying possession of a title, degree or professional status,
24or similar information may be used in connection with the
25candidate's surname.
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1education shall be filed with the board of election
2commissioners of the jurisdiction in which the principal office
3of the school district is located within the time provided for
4by the general election law. The board of election
5commissioners shall receive and file only those petitions that
6include a statement of candidacy, the required number of voter
7signatures, the notarized signature of the petition
8circulator, and a receipt from the County Clerk showing that
9the candidate has filed a statement of economic interest on or
10before the last day to file as required by the Illinois
11Governmental Ethics Act. The board of election commissioners
12may have petition forms available for issuance to potential
13candidates and may give notice of the petition filing period by
14publication in a newspaper of general circulation within the
15school district not less than 10 days prior to the first day of
16filing. The board of election commissioners shall make
17certification to the proper election authorities in accordance
18with the general election law.
19    The board of election commissioners of the jurisdiction in
20which the principal office of the school district is located
21shall notify the candidates for whom a petition for nomination
22is filed or the appropriate committee of the obligations under
23the Campaign Financing Act as provided in the general election
24law. Such notice shall be given on a form prescribed by the
25State Board of Elections and in accordance with the
26requirements of the general election law. The board of election



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1commissioners shall within 7 days of filing or on the last day
2for filing, whichever is earlier, acknowledge to the petitioner
3in writing the office's acceptance of the petition.
4    A candidate for membership on the board of education who
5has petitioned for nomination to fill a full term and to fill a
6vacant term to be voted upon at the same election must withdraw
7his or her petition for nomination from either the full term or
8the vacant term by written declaration.
9    Nomination petitions are not valid unless the candidate
10named therein files with the board of election commissioners a
11receipt from the county clerk showing that the candidate has
12filed a statement of economic interests as required by the
13Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Such receipt shall be so
14filed either previously during the calendar year in which his
15or her nomination papers were filed or within the period for
16the filing of nomination papers in accordance with the general
17election law.
18    (105 ILCS 5/34-4.2 new)
19    Sec. 34-4.2. Ballots. The board of election commissioners
20of the jurisdiction in which the principal office of the school
21district is located shall conduct a lottery to determine the
22ballot order of candidates for full terms in the event of any
23simultaneous petition filings. Such candidate lottery shall be
24conducted as follows:
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1a.m. on the first day for filing, or as of the normal opening
2hour of the office involved on such day, shall be deemed
3simultaneously filed as of 8:00 a.m. or the normal opening
4hour, as the case may be. Petitions filed by mail and received
5after midnight of the first day for filing and in the first
6mail delivery or pickup of that day shall be deemed
7simultaneously filed as of 8:00 a.m. of that day or as of the
8normal opening hour of such day, as the case may be. All
9petitions received thereafter shall be deemed filed in the
10order of actual receipt. However, 2 or more petitions filed
11within the last hour of the filing deadline shall be deemed
12filed simultaneously.
13    Where 2 or more petitions are received simultaneously for
14the same office as of 8:00 a.m. on the first day for petition
15filing or as of the normal opening hour of the office of the
16board of election commissioners with whom such petitions are
17filed, the board of election commissioners shall break ties and
18determine the order of filing by means of a lottery or other
19fair and impartial method of random selection. Such lottery
20shall be conducted within 9 days following the last day for
21petition filing and shall be open to the public. Seven days
22written notice of the time and place of conducting such random
23selection shall be given by the board of election commissioners
24to all candidates who filed their petitions simultaneously and
25to each organization of citizens within the election
26jurisdiction that was entitled, under the general election law,



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1at the next preceding election, to have poll watchers present
2on the day of election. The board of election commissioners
3shall post in a conspicuous, open, and public place, at the
4entrance of his or her office, notice of the time and place of
5such lottery.
6    All candidates shall be certified in the order in which
7their petitions have been filed and in the manner prescribed by
8Section 10-15 of the Election Code. Where candidates have filed
9simultaneously, they shall be certified in the order prescribed
10by this Section and prior to candidates who filed for the same
11office at a later time.
12    Where elections are conducted for unexpired terms, a second
13lottery to determine ballot order shall be conducted for
14candidates who simultaneously file petitions for such
15unexpired terms. Such lottery shall be conducted in the same
16manner as prescribed by this Section for full term candidates.
17    Ballots for the election of school officers shall be in the
18following form:
20    Ballot position for candidates shall be determined by the
21order of petition filing or lottery held pursuant to this
23    The school district is divided into 14 electoral districts,
24each of which elects one member to the board of education and
25votes on one member to serve at-large.)



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DISTRICT ....... (1 through 14)
( ) .....................................
( ) .....................................
( ) .....................................
( ) .....................................
( ) .....................................
( ) .....................................
DISTRICT ....... (1 through 14)
(Precinct name or number)
School District No. ......, ........... County, Illinois
Election Tuesday (insert date)
(facsimile signature of Election Authority)

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1    Sec. 34-13.1. Inspector General.
2    (a) The Inspector General and his office in existence on
3the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 shall be
4transferred to the jurisdiction of the board upon appointment
5of the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees. The Inspector
6General shall have the authority to conduct investigations into
7allegations of or incidents of waste, fraud, and financial
8mismanagement in public education within the jurisdiction of
9the board by a local school council member or an employee,
10contractor, or member of the board or involving school projects
11managed or handled by the Public Building Commission. The
12Inspector General shall make recommendations to the board about
13the investigations. The Inspector General in office on the
14effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996 shall serve for a
15term expiring on June 30, 1998. His or her successors in office
16shall each be appointed by the Mayor, without the consent or
17approval of the City Council, for 4 year terms expiring on June
1830th of an even numbered year; however, beginning on May 9,
192023, successors shall be appointed by the board instead of the
20Mayor. If the Inspector General leaves office or if a vacancy
21in that office otherwise occurs, the Mayor shall appoint,
22without the consent or approval of the City Council, a
23successor to serve under this Section for the remainder of the
24unexpired term; however, beginning on May 9, 2023, successors
25shall be appointed by the board instead of the Mayor. The
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1board and the School Finance Authority, and shall perform other
2duties requested by the board.
3    (b) The Inspector General shall have access to all
4information and personnel necessary to perform the duties of
5the office. If the Inspector General determines that a possible
6criminal act has been committed or that special expertise is
7required in the investigation, he or she shall immediately
8notify the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County
9State's Attorney. All investigations conducted by the
10Inspector General shall be conducted in a manner that ensures
11the preservation of evidence for use in criminal prosecutions.
12    (c) At all times the Inspector General shall be granted
13access to any building or facility that is owned, operated, or
14leased by the board, the Public Building Commission, or the
15city in trust and for the use and benefit of the schools of the
17    (d) The Inspector General shall have the power to subpoena
18witnesses and compel the production of books and papers
19pertinent to an investigation authorized by this Code. Any
20person who (1) fails to appear in response to a subpoena; (2)
21fails to answer any question; (3) fails to produce any books or
22papers pertinent to an investigation under this Code; or (4)
23knowingly gives false testimony during an investigation under
24this Code, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
25    (e) The Inspector General shall provide to the board and
26the Illinois General Assembly a summary of reports and



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1investigations made under this Section for the previous fiscal
2year no later than January 1 of each year, except that the
3Inspector General shall provide the summary of reports and
4investigations made under this Section for the period
5commencing July 1, 1998 and ending April 30, 1999 no later than
6May 1, 1999. The summaries shall detail the final disposition
7of those recommendations. The summaries shall not contain any
8confidential or identifying information concerning the
9subjects of the reports and investigations. The summaries shall
10also include detailed recommended administrative actions and
11matters for consideration by the General Assembly.
12    (f) (Blank).
13    (g) (Blank).
14(Source: P.A. 89-15, eff. 5-30-95; 89-698, eff. 1-14-97.)
15    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.9 new)
16    Sec. 34-21.9. Creation of electoral districts;
17reapportionment of districts.
18    (a) The Chicago School Board Independent Redistricting
19Commission shall adopt, by majority vote, and file with the
20City Clerk a redistricting plan for electoral districts
21pursuant to this Section. Each electoral district must be
22compact, contiguous, and substantially equal in population,
23represent the racial, ethnic, and geographic diversity of the
24City of Chicago, and comply with the provisions of federal law
25and the Illinois Voting Rights Act.



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1    (b) By September 1, 2021 and every 10 years thereafter, the
2board of election commissioners of the jurisdiction in which
3the principal office of the school district is located shall
4randomly select from applications submitted to the board of
5election commissioners 11 members of the Chicago School Board
6Independent Redistricting Commission. The 11 members shall
7include at least 6 members who, at the time of appointment,
8have children in the school district. Members must live in the
9City of Chicago. The membership shall reflect the geographic,
10racial, and ethnic diversity of the City of Chicago. No member
11of the Commission may be an employee of the City of Chicago,
12the school district, a union representing school district
13employees, or a charter school or charter school network or be
14a spouse of an employee nor may a member be a lobbyist
15registered with the City of Chicago or be a spouse of a
16registered lobbyist. The members shall serve for a 10-year term
17beginning September 1. The Board of Elections shall randomly
18select any replacement members consistent with this Section.
19Members of the Chicago School Board Independent Redistricting
20Commission shall serve without compensation but may be
21reimbursed for necessary travel expenses.
22    (c) The Chicago School Board Independent Redistricting
23Commission shall adopt rules governing its procedure, public
24hearings, and the implementation of matters under this Section.
25The Commission shall hold public hearings throughout the City
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1redistricting plan. The Commission may not adopt a final
2redistricting plan unless the plan to be adopted without
3further amendment and a report explaining the plan's compliance
4with the Illinois Constitution have been made public at least 7
5days before the final vote on such plan.
6    (d) For purposes of elections conducted pursuant to
7subsection (b-5) of Section 34-3 of this Code, the City of
8Chicago shall be subdivided into 14 electoral districts by the
9Chicago School Board Independent Redistricting Commission for
10seats on the Chicago Board of Education. The electoral
11districts must be drawn on or before May 31, 2022.
12    (e) In the year following each decennial census, the
13Chicago School Board Independent Redistricting Commission
14shall redistrict the electoral districts to reflect the results
15of the decennial census consistent with the requirements in
16subsection (d) of this Section. The reapportionment plan shall
17be completed and formally approved by the Commission not less
18than 90 days before the last date established by law for the
19filing of nominating petitions for the second board election
20after the decennial census year. If by reapportionment a board
21member no longer resides within the electoral district from
22which the member was elected, the member shall continue to
23serve in office until the expiration of the member's regular
24term. All new members shall be elected from the electoral
25districts as reapportioned.



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1    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
2becoming law.".