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Full Text of SB2497  102nd General Assembly

SB2497 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  

 


 
102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
SB2497

 

Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Robert F. Martwick

 

SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
 
10 ILCS 5/2A-1.2  from Ch. 46, par. 2A-1.2
10 ILCS 5/2A-48  from Ch. 46, par. 2A-48
105 ILCS 5/34-3  from Ch. 122, par. 34-3
105 ILCS 5/34-4  from Ch. 122, par. 34-4
105 ILCS 5/34-4.1 new
105 ILCS 5/34-4.2 new
105 ILCS 5/34-13.1
105 ILCS 5/34-21.9 new

    Amends the Election Code. Provides for the election of the Chicago Board of Education at the general primary election in 2022 only as a nonpartisan election on a separate ballot. Provides that a member of the Chicago Board of Education shall be elected at each consolidated election thereafter. Makes related changes. Amends the Chicago School District Article of the School Code. Provides that a person shall be a U.S. citizen and registered voter and shall have been a resident of the city and the electoral district for at least one year immediately preceding his or her election. Sets forth provisions concerning nominating petitions and ballots. Sets forth provisions providing that the City of Chicago shall be subdivided into 20 electoral districts by the General Assembly for seats on the Chicago Board of Education. Sets forth provisions providing that in the year following each decennial census, the General Assembly shall redistrict the electoral districts to reflect the results of each decennial census. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.


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FISCAL NOTE ACT MAY APPLY
STATE MANDATES ACT MAY REQUIRE REIMBURSEMENT

 

 

A BILL FOR

 

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1    AN ACT concerning elections.
 
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
 
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
8elections - offices designated.
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;
17        (4) State Senator and State Representative;
18        (5) County elected officers, including State's
19    Attorney, County Board member, County Commissioners, and
20    elected President of the County Board or County Chief
21    Executive;
22        (6) Circuit Court Clerk;
23        (7) Regional Superintendent of Schools, except in

 

 

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1    counties or educational service regions in which that
2    office has been abolished;
3        (8) Judges of the Supreme, Appellate and Circuit
4    Courts, on the question of retention, to fill vacancies
5    and newly created judicial offices;
6        (9) (Blank);
7        (10) Trustee of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation
8    Sanitary District of Greater Chicago, and elected Trustee
9    of other Sanitary Districts;
10        (11) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
11    designated in this Section, where the statute creating or
12    authorizing the creation of the district requires an
13    annual election and permits or requires election of
14    candidates of political parties.
15    (b) At the general primary election:
16        (1) in each even-numbered year candidates of political
17    parties shall be nominated for those offices to be filled
18    at the general election in that year, except where
19    pursuant to law nomination of candidates of political
20    parties is made by caucus.
21        (2) in the appropriate even-numbered years the
22    political party offices of State central committeeperson,
23    township committeeperson, ward committeeperson, and
24    precinct committeeperson shall be filled and delegates and
25    alternate delegates to the National nominating conventions
26    shall be elected as may be required pursuant to this Code.

 

 

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1    In the even-numbered years in which a Presidential
2    election is to be held, candidates in the Presidential
3    preference primary shall also be on the ballot.
4        (3) in each even-numbered year, where the municipality
5    has provided for annual elections to elect municipal
6    officers pursuant to Section 6(f) or Section 7 of Article
7    VII of the Constitution, pursuant to the Illinois
8    Municipal Code or pursuant to the municipal charter, the
9    offices of such municipal officers shall be filled at an
10    election held on the date of the general primary election,
11    provided that the municipal election shall be a
12    nonpartisan election where required by the Illinois
13    Municipal Code. For partisan municipal elections in
14    even-numbered years, a primary to nominate candidates for
15    municipal office to be elected at the general primary
16    election shall be held on the Tuesday 6 weeks preceding
17    that election.
18        (4) in each school district which has adopted the
19    provisions of Article 33 of the School Code, successors to
20    the members of the board of education whose terms expire
21    in the year in which the general primary is held shall be
22    elected.
23        (5) in 2022, the members of the Chicago Board of
24    Education shall be elected to serve a term of 5 years;
25    successors shall be elected at the consolidated election
26    under subsection (c) to a term of 4 years as provided under

 

 

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1    Section 2A-48. The election of members of the Chicago
2    Board of Education held in 2022 shall be a nonpartisan
3    election as provided for under this Code and conducted on
4    a separate ballot.
5    (c) At the consolidated election in the appropriate
6odd-numbered years, the following offices shall be filled:
7        (1) Municipal officers, provided that in
8    municipalities in which candidates for alderman or other
9    municipal office are not permitted by law to be candidates
10    of political parties, the runoff election where required
11    by law, or the nonpartisan election where required by law,
12    shall be held on the date of the consolidated election;
13    and provided further, in the case of municipal officers
14    provided for by an ordinance providing the form of
15    government of the municipality pursuant to Section 7 of
16    Article VII of the Constitution, such offices shall be
17    filled by election or by runoff election as may be
18    provided by such ordinance;
19        (2) Village and incorporated town library directors;
20        (3) City boards of stadium commissioners;
21        (4) Commissioners of park districts;
22        (5) Trustees of public library districts;
23        (6) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
24    designated in this Section, where the statute creating or
25    authorizing the creation of the district permits or
26    requires election of candidates of political parties;

 

 

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1        (7) Township officers, including township park
2    commissioners, township library directors, and boards of
3    managers of community buildings, and Multi-Township
4    Assessors;
5        (8) Highway commissioners and road district clerks;
6        (9) Members of school boards in school districts which
7    adopt Article 33 of the School Code;
8        (10) The directors and chair of the Chain O Lakes - Fox
9    River Waterway Management Agency;
10        (11) Forest preserve district commissioners elected
11    under Section 3.5 of the Downstate Forest Preserve
12    District Act;
13        (12) Elected members of school boards, school
14    trustees, directors of boards of school directors,
15    trustees of county boards of school trustees (except in
16    counties or educational service regions having a
17    population of 2,000,000 or more inhabitants) and members
18    of boards of school inspectors, except school boards in
19    school districts that adopt Article 33 of the School Code
20    and except as otherwise provided in paragraph (5) of
21    subsection (b);
22        (13) Members of Community College district boards;
23        (14) Trustees of Fire Protection Districts;
24        (15) Commissioners of the Springfield Metropolitan
25    Exposition and Auditorium Authority;
26        (16) Elected Trustees of Tuberculosis Sanitarium

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

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1the provisions of Division 6-4 of the Counties Code.
2(Source: P.A. 100-1027, eff. 1-1-19; revised 12-14-20.)
 
3    (10 ILCS 5/2A-48)  (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-48)
4    Sec. 2A-48. Board of School Directors and Board of
5Education - Member - Time of Election. A member of a Board of
6School Directors or a member of an elected Board of Education,
7as the case may be, shall be elected at each consolidated
8election to succeed each incumbent member whose term ends
9before the following consolidated election. However, a member
10of the Chicago Board of Education shall be elected at each
11consolidated election beginning with the April 2027 election
12to succeed each incumbent member whose term ends before the
13following consolidated election.
14(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)
 
15    Section 10. The School Code is amended by changing
16Sections 34-3, 34-4, and 34-13.1 and by adding Sections
1734-4.1, 34-4.2, and 34-21.9 as follows:
 
18    (105 ILCS 5/34-3)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-3)
19    Sec. 34-3. Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees; new
20Chicago Board of Education; members; term; vacancies.
21    (a) Within 30 days after the effective date of this
22amendatory Act of 1995, the terms of all members of the Chicago
23Board of Education holding office on that date are abolished

 

 

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1and the Mayor shall appoint, without the consent or approval
2of the City Council, a 5 member Chicago School Reform Board of
3Trustees which shall take office upon the appointment of the
4fifth member. The Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees and
5its members shall serve until, and the terms of all members of
6the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees shall expire on,
7June 30, 1999 or upon the appointment of a new Chicago Board of
8Education as provided in subsection (b), whichever is later.
9Any vacancy in the membership of the Trustees shall be filled
10through appointment by the Mayor, without the consent or
11approval of the City Council, for the unexpired term. One of
12the members appointed by the Mayor to the Trustees shall be
13designated by the Mayor to serve as President of the Trustees.
14The Mayor shall appoint a full-time, compensated chief
15executive officer, and his or her compensation as such chief
16executive officer shall be determined by the Mayor. The Mayor,
17at his or her discretion, may appoint the President to serve
18simultaneously as the chief executive officer.
19    (b) This subsection applies until March 22, 2022. Within
2030 days before the expiration of the terms of the members of
21the Chicago Reform Board of Trustees as provided in subsection
22(a), a new Chicago Board of Education consisting of 7 members
23shall be appointed by the Mayor to take office on the later of
24July 1, 1999 or the appointment of the seventh member. Three of
25the members initially so appointed under this subsection shall
26serve for terms ending June 30, 2002, 4 of the members

 

 

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1initially so appointed under this subsection shall serve for
2terms ending June 30, 2003, and each member initially so
3appointed shall continue to hold office until his or her
4successor is appointed and qualified. Thereafter at the
5expiration of the term of any member a successor shall be
6appointed by the Mayor and shall hold office for a term of 4
7years, from July 1 of the year in which the term commences and
8until a successor is appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in
9the membership of the Chicago Board of Education shall be
10filled through appointment by the Mayor for the unexpired
11term. No appointment to membership on the Chicago Board of
12Education that is made by the Mayor under this subsection
13shall require the approval of the City Council, whether the
14appointment is made for a full term or to fill a vacancy for an
15unexpired term on the Board.
16    (b-5) On March 22, 2022, the terms of all members of the
17Chicago Board of Education appointed under subsection (b) are
18abolished when the new board, consisting of 21 members, is
19elected by the electors of the school district as provided in
20this subsection and takes office.
21    Each member shall be elected for a term of 4 years,
22commencing on the second Tuesday in May of the year in which
23the member is elected, and until the member's successor is
24elected and has qualified, except that members of the board
25elected to terms commencing on March 22, 2022 shall commence
26to serve for terms of 5 years and until the member's successor

 

 

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1is elected and has qualified. For purposes of elections
2conducted pursuant to this subsection, the City of Chicago
3shall be subdivided into 20 electoral districts by the General
4Assembly for seats on the Chicago Board of Education, as
5provided under Section 34-21.9. Each district shall be
6represented by a member, and one member shall be elected at
7large and serve as the president of the board.
8    Within 28 days after each board enters office, the board
9shall organize by electing its vice president and fixing a
10time and place for the regular meetings. No less than a
11majority of the board's regular meetings shall take place
12after regular business hours in order to maximize community
13participation. Upon organizing itself as provided in this
14subsection, the board shall enter upon the discharge of its
15duties.
16    Whenever a vacancy in the board occurs, the remaining
17members of the board shall notify the Mayor of that vacancy
18within 5 days after its occurrence and shall proceed to fill
19the vacancy until the next board election, at which election a
20successor shall be elected to serve the remainder of the
21unexpired term. However, if the vacancy occurs with less than
2228 months remaining in the term or if the vacancy occurs less
23than 88 days before the next board election, then the person so
24appointed shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term, and
25no election to fill the vacancy shall be held. The successor
26shall have the same residential and other qualifications as

 

 

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1his or her predecessor. Should the remaining board members
2fail to act within 45 days after the vacancy occurs, the Mayor
3shall, within 30 days after the remaining members have failed
4to fill the vacancy, fill the vacancy as provided for in this
5Section. Upon the Mayor's failure to fill the vacancy, the
6vacancy shall be filled at the next board election. The
7successor shall have the same residential and other
8qualifications as his or her predecessor.
9    (b-10) The board shall elect annually from its number a
10president and vice-president, in such manner and at such time
11as the board determines by its rules. The president elected by
12the voters and vice president elected by the board officers so
13elected shall each perform the duties imposed upon his or her
14their respective office by the rules of the board, provided
15that (i) the president shall preside at meetings of the board
16and vote as any other member but have no power of veto, and
17(ii) the vice president shall perform the duties of the
18president if that office is vacant or the president is absent
19or unable to act. The secretary of the board Board shall be
20selected by the board Board and shall be an employee of the
21board Board rather than a member of the board Board,
22notwithstanding subsection (d) of Section 34-3.3. The duties
23of the secretary shall be imposed by the rules of the board
24Board.
25    (b-15) No member shall have, or be an employee or owner of
26a company that has, a contract with the school district. No

 

 

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1former officer, member, or employee of the board shall, within
2a period of one year immediately after termination of service
3on the board, knowingly accept employment or receive
4compensation or fees for services from a person or entity if
5the officer, member, or employee, during the year immediately
6preceding termination of service on the board, participated
7personally and substantially in the award of contracts with
8the board or the school district, or the issuance of contract
9change orders with the board or the school district, with a
10cumulative value of $25,000 or more to the person or entity, or
11its parent or subsidiary.
12    (c) The board may appoint a student to the board to serve
13in an advisory capacity. The student member shall serve for a
14term as determined by the board. The board may not grant the
15student member any voting privileges, but shall consider the
16student member as an advisor. The student member may not
17participate in or attend any executive session of the board.
18(Source: P.A. 94-231, eff. 7-14-05.)
 
19    (105 ILCS 5/34-4)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-4)
20    Sec. 34-4. Eligibility.
21    (a) To be eligible for election appointment to the board,
22a person shall be a citizen of the United States, shall be a
23registered voter as provided in the Election Code, shall have
24been a resident of the city and the electoral district for at
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1election appointment, and shall not be a child sex offender as
2defined in Section 11-9.3 of the Criminal Code of 2012. A
3person is ineligible for election or appointment to the board
4if that person is an employee of the school district. All
5persons eligible for election to the board shall be nominated
6by a petition signed by no less than 250 voters residing within
7the electoral district on a petition in order to be placed on
8the ballot, except that persons eligible for election to the
9board at large shall be nominated by a petition signed by no
10less than 2,500 voters residing within the city.
11    Permanent removal from the city by any member of the board
12during his or her term of office constitutes a resignation
13therefrom and creates a vacancy in the board. Board Except for
14the President of the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees
15who may be paid compensation for his or her services as chief
16executive officer as determined by the Mayor as provided in
17subsection (a) of Section 34-3, board members shall serve
18without any compensation; provided, that board members shall
19be reimbursed for expenses incurred while in the performance
20of their duties upon submission of proper receipts or upon
21submission of a signed voucher in the case of an expense
22allowance evidencing the amount of such reimbursement or
23allowance to the president of the board for verification and
24approval. Board members The board of education may continue to
25provide health care insurance coverage, employer pension
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1insurance premium payments for an employee required to resign
2from an administrative, teaching, or career service position
3in order to qualify as a member of the board of education. They
4shall not hold other public office under the Federal, State or
5any local government other than that of Director of the
6Regional Transportation Authority, member of the economic
7development commission of a city having a population exceeding
8500,000, notary public or member of the National Guard, and by
9accepting any such office while members of the board, or by not
10resigning any such office held at the time of being elected
11appointed to the board within 30 days after such election
12appointment, shall be deemed to have vacated their membership
13in the board.
14(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
 
15    (105 ILCS 5/34-4.1 new)
16    Sec. 34-4.1. Nomination petitions. In addition to the
17requirements of the general election law, the form of
18petitions under Section 34-4 of this Code shall be
19substantially as follows:
20
NOMINATING PETITIONS
21
(LEAVE OUT THE INAPPLICABLE PART.)
22    To the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of
23Chicago:
24    We the undersigned, being (.... or more) of the voters
25residing within said district, hereby petition that .... who

 

 

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1resides at .... in the City of Chicago shall be a candidate for
2the office of .... of the board of education (full term)
3(vacancy) to be voted for at the election to be held on (insert
4date).
5    Name: .................. Address: ...................
6    In the designation of the name of a candidate on a petition
7for nomination, the candidate's given name or names, initial
8or initials, a nickname by which the candidate is commonly
9known, or a combination thereof may be used in addition to the
10candidate's surname. If a candidate has changed his or her
11name, whether by a statutory or common law procedure in
12Illinois or any other jurisdiction, within 3 years before the
13last day for filing the petition, then (i) the candidate's
14name on the petition must be followed by "formerly known as
15(list all prior names during the 3-year period) until name
16changed on (list date of each such name change)" and (ii) the
17petition must be accompanied by the candidate's affidavit
18stating the candidate's previous names during the period
19specified in clause (i) and the date or dates each of those
20names was changed; failure to meet these requirements shall be
21grounds for denying certification of the candidate's name for
22the ballot, but these requirements do not apply to name
23changes resulting from adoption to assume an adoptive parent's
24or parents' surname, marriage to assume a spouse's surname, or
25dissolution of marriage or declaration of invalidity of
26marriage to assume a former surname. No other designation,

 

 

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1such as a political slogan, as defined by Section 7-17 of the
2Election Code, title or degree, or nickname suggesting or
3implying possession of a title, degree or professional status,
4or similar information may be used in connection with the
5candidate's surname.
6    All petitions for the nomination of members of a board of
7education shall be filed with the board of election
8commissioners of the jurisdiction in which the principal
9office of the school district is located within the time
10provided for by the general election law, except that
11petitions for the nomination of members of the board of
12education for the March 15, 2022 election shall be prepared
13and certified on the same schedule as the petition schedule
14for the candidates for the General Assembly. The board of
15election commissioners shall receive and file only those
16petitions that include a statement of candidacy, the required
17number of voter signatures, the notarized signature of the
18petition circulator, and a receipt from the county clerk
19showing that the candidate has filed a statement of economic
20interest on or before the last day to file as required by the
21Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. The board of election
22commissioners may have petition forms available for issuance
23to potential candidates and may give notice of the petition
24filing period by publication in a newspaper of general
25circulation within the school district not less than 10 days
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1commissioners shall make certification to the proper election
2authorities in accordance with the general election law.
3    The board of election commissioners of the jurisdiction in
4which the principal office of the school district is located
5shall notify the candidates for whom a petition for nomination
6is filed or the appropriate committee of the obligations under
7the Campaign Financing Act as provided in the general election
8law. Such notice shall be given on a form prescribed by the
9State Board of Elections and in accordance with the
10requirements of the general election law. The board of
11election commissioners shall within 7 days of filing or on the
12last day for filing, whichever is earlier, acknowledge to the
13petitioner in writing the office's acceptance of the petition.
14    A candidate for membership on the board of education who
15has petitioned for nomination to fill a full term and to fill a
16vacant term to be voted upon at the same election must withdraw
17his or her petition for nomination from either the full term or
18the vacant term by written declaration.
19    Nomination petitions are not valid unless the candidate
20named therein files with the board of election commissioners a
21receipt from the county clerk showing that the candidate has
22filed a statement of economic interests as required by the
23Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Such receipt shall be so
24filed either previously during the calendar year in which his
25or her nomination papers were filed or within the period for
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1election law.
 
2    (105 ILCS 5/34-4.2 new)
3    Sec. 34-4.2. Ballots. The board of election commissioners
4of the jurisdiction in which the principal office of the
5school district is located shall conduct a lottery to
6determine the ballot order of candidates for full terms in the
7event of any simultaneous petition filings. Such candidate
8lottery shall be conducted as follows:
9    All petitions filed by persons waiting in line as of 8:00
10a.m. on the first day for filing, or as of the normal opening
11hour of the office involved on such day, shall be deemed
12simultaneously filed as of 8:00 a.m. or the normal opening
13hour, as the case may be. Petitions filed by mail and received
14after midnight of the first day for filing and in the first
15mail delivery or pickup of that day shall be deemed
16simultaneously filed as of 8:00 a.m. of that day or as of the
17normal opening hour of such day, as the case may be. All
18petitions received thereafter shall be deemed filed in the
19order of actual receipt. However, 2 or more petitions filed
20within the last hour of the filing deadline shall be deemed
21filed simultaneously.
22    Where 2 or more petitions are received simultaneously for
23the same office as of 8:00 a.m. on the first day for petition
24filing or as of the normal opening hour of the office of the
25board of election commissioners with whom such petitions are

 

 

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1filed, the board of election commissioners shall break ties
2and determine the order of filing by means of a lottery or
3other fair and impartial method of random selection. Such
4lottery shall be conducted within 9 days following the last
5day for petition filing and shall be open to the public. Seven
6days written notice of the time and place of conducting such
7random selection shall be given by the board of election
8commissioners to all candidates who filed their petitions
9simultaneously and to each organization of citizens within the
10election jurisdiction that was entitled, under the general
11election law, at the next preceding election, to have poll
12watchers present on the day of election. The board of election
13commissioners shall post in a conspicuous, open, and public
14place, at the entrance of his or her office, notice of the time
15and place of such lottery.
16    All candidates shall be certified in the order in which
17their petitions have been filed and in the manner prescribed
18by Section 10-15 of the Election Code. Where candidates have
19filed simultaneously, they shall be certified in the order
20prescribed by this Section and prior to candidates who filed
21for the same office at a later time.
22    Where elections are conducted for unexpired terms, a
23second lottery to determine ballot order shall be conducted
24for candidates who simultaneously file petitions for such
25unexpired terms. Such lottery shall be conducted in the same
26manner as prescribed by this Section for full term candidates.

 

 

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1    Ballots for the election of school officers shall be in
2the following form:
 
3(BALLOT FORMAT
4    Ballot position for candidates shall be determined by the
5order of petition filing or lottery held pursuant to this
6Section.
7    The school district is divided into 20 electoral
8districts, each of which elects one member to the board of
9education and votes on one member to serve at large.)
10
OFFICIAL BALLOT
11
DISTRICT ....... (1 through 20)
12
FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO SERVE
13
A FULL 4-YEAR TERM
14
VOTE FOR ONE
15
( ) .....................................
16
( ) .....................................
17
( ) .....................................
18
OFFICIAL BALLOT
19
AT LARGE
20
FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO SERVE
21
A FULL 4-YEAR TERM
22
VOTE FOR ONE
23
( ) .....................................
24
( ) .....................................
25
( ) .....................................

 

 

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1
REVERSE SIDE:
2
OFFICIAL BALLOT
3
DISTRICT ....... (1 through 20)
4
(Precinct name or number)
5
School District No. ......, ........... County, Illinois
6
Election Tuesday (insert date)
7
(facsimile signature of Election Authority)
8
(County)

 
9    (105 ILCS 5/34-13.1)
10    Sec. 34-13.1. Inspector General.
11    (a) The Inspector General and his office in existence on
12the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 shall be
13transferred to the jurisdiction of the board upon appointment
14of the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees. The Inspector
15General shall have the authority to conduct investigations
16into allegations of or incidents of waste, fraud, and
17financial mismanagement in public education within the
18jurisdiction of the board by a local school council member or
19an employee, contractor, or member of the board or involving
20school projects managed or handled by the Public Building
21Commission. The Inspector General shall make recommendations
22to the board about the investigations. The Inspector General
23in office on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996
24shall serve for a term expiring on June 30, 1998. His or her
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1without the consent or approval of the City Council, for 4 year
2terms expiring on June 30th of an even numbered year; however,
3beginning on March 22, 2022, successors shall be appointed by
4the board instead of the Mayor. If the Inspector General
5leaves office or if a vacancy in that office otherwise occurs,
6the Mayor shall appoint, without the consent or approval of
7the City Council, a successor to serve under this Section for
8the remainder of the unexpired term; however, beginning on
9March 24, 2026, successors shall be appointed by the board
10instead of the Mayor. The Inspector General shall be
11independent of the operations of the board and the School
12Finance Authority, and shall perform other duties requested by
13the board.
14    (b) The Inspector General shall have access to all
15information and personnel necessary to perform the duties of
16the office. If the Inspector General determines that a
17possible criminal act has been committed or that special
18expertise is required in the investigation, he or she shall
19immediately notify the Chicago Police Department and the Cook
20County State's Attorney. All investigations conducted by the
21Inspector General shall be conducted in a manner that ensures
22the preservation of evidence for use in criminal prosecutions.
23    (c) At all times the Inspector General shall be granted
24access to any building or facility that is owned, operated, or
25leased by the board, the Public Building Commission, or the
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1district.
2    (d) The Inspector General shall have the power to subpoena
3witnesses and compel the production of books and papers
4pertinent to an investigation authorized by this Code. Any
5person who (1) fails to appear in response to a subpoena; (2)
6fails to answer any question; (3) fails to produce any books or
7papers pertinent to an investigation under this Code; or (4)
8knowingly gives false testimony during an investigation under
9this Code, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
10    (e) The Inspector General shall provide to the board and
11the Illinois General Assembly a summary of reports and
12investigations made under this Section for the previous fiscal
13year no later than January 1 of each year, except that the
14Inspector General shall provide the summary of reports and
15investigations made under this Section for the period
16commencing July 1, 1998 and ending April 30, 1999 no later than
17May 1, 1999. The summaries shall detail the final disposition
18of those recommendations. The summaries shall not contain any
19confidential or identifying information concerning the
20subjects of the reports and investigations. The summaries
21shall also include detailed recommended administrative actions
22and matters for consideration by the General Assembly.
23    (f) (Blank).
24    (g) (Blank).
25(Source: P.A. 89-15, eff. 5-30-95; 89-698, eff. 1-14-97.)
 

 

 

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1    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.9 new)
2    Sec. 34-21.9. Creation of electoral districts;
3reapportionment of districts.
4    (a) For purposes of elections conducted pursuant to
5subsection (b-5) of Section 34-3, the City of Chicago shall be
6subdivided into 20 electoral districts after the effective
7date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly by
8the General Assembly for seats on the Chicago Board of
9Education. The electoral districts must be drawn on or before
10January 1, 2022. Each district must be compact, contiguous,
11and substantially equal in population.
12    (b) In the year following each decennial census, the
13General Assembly shall redistrict the electoral districts to
14reflect the results of the decennial census consistent with
15the requirements in subsection (a). The reapportionment plan
16shall be completed and formally approved by the General
17Assembly not less than 90 days before the last date
18established by law for the filing of nominating petitions for
19the second school board election after the decennial census
20year. If by reapportionment a board member no longer resides
21within the electoral district from which the member was
22elected, the member shall continue to serve in office until
23the expiration of the member's regular term. All new members
24shall be elected from the electoral districts as
25reapportioned.
 
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1becoming law.