State of Illinois
2017 and 2018


Introduced , by Rep. Robert Martwick


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 2018 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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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
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 and
5    newly created judicial offices;
6        (9) (Blank);
7        (10) Trustee of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of
8    Chicago, and elected Trustee of other Sanitary Districts;
9        (11) Special District elected officers, not otherwise
10    designated in this Section, where the statute creating or
11    authorizing the creation of the district requires an annual
12    election and permits or requires election of candidates of
13    political parties.
14    (b) At the general primary election:
15        (1) in each even-numbered year candidates of political
16    parties shall be nominated for those offices to be filled
17    at the general election in that year, except where pursuant
18    to law nomination of candidates of political parties is
19    made by caucus.
20        (2) in the appropriate even-numbered years the
21    political party offices of State central committeeman,
22    township committeeman, ward committeeman, and precinct
23    committeeman shall be filled and delegates and alternate
24    delegates to the National nominating conventions shall be
25    elected as may be required pursuant to this Code. In the
26    even-numbered years in which a Presidential election is to



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1    be held, candidates in the Presidential preference primary
2    shall also be on the ballot.
3        (3) in each even-numbered year, where the municipality
4    has provided for annual elections to elect municipal
5    officers pursuant to Section 6(f) or Section 7 of Article
6    VII of the Constitution, pursuant to the Illinois Municipal
7    Code or pursuant to the municipal charter, the offices of
8    such municipal officers shall be filled at an election held
9    on the date of the general primary election, provided that
10    the municipal election shall be a nonpartisan election
11    where required by the Illinois Municipal Code. For partisan
12    municipal elections in even-numbered years, a primary to
13    nominate candidates for municipal office to be elected at
14    the general primary election shall be held on the Tuesday 6
15    weeks preceding that election.
16        (4) in each school district which has adopted the
17    provisions of Article 33 of the School Code, successors to
18    the members of the board of education whose terms expire in
19    the year in which the general primary is held shall be
20    elected.
21        (5) in 2018, the members of the Chicago Board of
22    Education shall be elected to serve a term of 5 years;
23    successors shall be elected at the consolidated election
24    under subsection (c) of this Section to a term of 4 years
25    as provided under Section 2A-48 of this Code. The election
26    of members of the Chicago Board of Education held in 2018



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



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



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



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1    (f) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, public
2questions may be submitted to voters pursuant to this Code and
3any special election otherwise required or authorized by law or
4by court order may be conducted pursuant to this Code.
5    Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of officers
6established in this Article, whenever a referendum is held for
7the establishment of a political subdivision whose officers are
8to be elected, the initial officers shall be elected at the
9election at which such referendum is held if otherwise so
10provided by law. In such cases, the election of the initial
11officers shall be subject to the referendum.
12    Notwithstanding the regular dates for election of
13officials established in this Article, any community college
14district which becomes effective by operation of law pursuant
15to Section 6-6.1 of the Public Community College Act, as now or
16hereafter amended, shall elect the initial district board
17members at the next regularly scheduled election following the
18effective date of the new district.
19    (g) At any election established in Section 2A-1.1, if in
20any precinct there are no offices or public questions required
21to be on the ballot under this Code then no election shall be
22held in the precinct on that date.
23    (h) There may be conducted a referendum in accordance with
24the provisions of Division 6-4 of the Counties Code.
25(Source: P.A. 89-5, eff. 1-1-96; 89-95, eff. 1-1-96; 89-626,
26eff. 8-9-96; 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)



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1    (10 ILCS 5/2A-48)  (from Ch. 46, par. 2A-48)
2    Sec. 2A-48. Board of School Directors and Board of
3Education - Member - Time of Election. A member of a Board of
4School Directors or a member of an elected Board of Education,
5as the case may be, shall be elected at each consolidated
6election to succeed each incumbent member whose term ends
7before the following consolidated election. However, a member
8of the Chicago Board of Education shall be elected at each
9consolidated election beginning with the April 2023 election to
10succeed each incumbent member whose term ends before the
11following consolidated election.
12(Source: P.A. 90-358, eff. 1-1-98.)
13    Section 10. The School Code is amended by changing Sections
1434-3, 34-4, and 34-13.1 and by adding Sections 34-21.9, 34-4.1
15and 34-4.2 as follows:
16    (105 ILCS 5/34-3)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-3)
17    Sec. 34-3. Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees; new
18Chicago Board of Education; members; term; vacancies.
19    (a) Within 30 days after the effective date of this
20amendatory Act of 1995, the terms of all members of the Chicago
21Board of Education holding office on that date are abolished
22and the Mayor shall appoint, without the consent or approval of
23the City Council, a 5 member Chicago School Reform Board of



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1Trustees which shall take office upon the appointment of the
2fifth member. The Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees and
3its members shall serve until, and the terms of all members of
4the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees shall expire on,
5June 30, 1999 or upon the appointment of a new Chicago Board of
6Education as provided in subsection (b), whichever is later.
7Any vacancy in the membership of the Trustees shall be filled
8through appointment by the Mayor, without the consent or
9approval of the City Council, for the unexpired term. One of
10the members appointed by the Mayor to the Trustees shall be
11designated by the Mayor to serve as President of the Trustees.
12The Mayor shall appoint a full-time, compensated chief
13executive officer, and his or her compensation as such chief
14executive officer shall be determined by the Mayor. The Mayor,
15at his or her discretion, may appoint the President to serve
16simultaneously as the chief executive officer.
17    (b) This subsection (b) applies until March 21, 2018.
18Within 30 days before the expiration of the terms of the
19members of the Chicago Reform Board of Trustees as provided in
20subsection (a), a new Chicago Board of Education consisting of
217 members shall be appointed by the Mayor to take office on the
22later of July 1, 1999 or the appointment of the seventh member.
23Three of the members initially so appointed under this
24subsection shall serve for terms ending June 30, 2002, 4 of the
25members initially so appointed under this subsection shall
26serve for terms ending June 30, 2003, and each member initially



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1so appointed shall continue to hold office until his or her
2successor is appointed and qualified. Thereafter at the
3expiration of the term of any member a successor shall be
4appointed by the Mayor and shall hold office for a term of 4
5years, from July 1 of the year in which the term commences and
6until a successor is appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in
7the membership of the Chicago Board of Education shall be
8filled through appointment by the Mayor for the unexpired term.
9No appointment to membership on the Chicago Board of Education
10that is made by the Mayor under this subsection shall require
11the approval of the City Council, whether the appointment is
12made for a full term or to fill a vacancy for an unexpired term
13on the Board.
14    (b-5) On March 21, 2018, the terms of all members of the
15Chicago Board of Education appointed under subsection (b) of
16this Section are abolished when the new board, consisting of 21
17members, is elected by the electors of the school district as
18provided in this subsection (b-5) and takes office.
19    Each member shall be elected for a term of 4 years,
20commencing on the second Tuesday in May of the year in which
21the member is elected, and until the member's successor is
22elected and has qualified, except that members of the board
23elected to terms commencing on March 21, 2018 shall commence to
24serve for terms of 5 years and until the member's successor is
25elected and has qualified. For purposes of elections conducted
26pursuant to this subsection (b-5), the City of Chicago shall be



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1subdivided into 20 electoral districts by the General Assembly
2for seats on the Chicago Board of Education, as provided under
3Section 34-21.9 of this Code. Each district shall be
4represented by a member, and one member shall be elected at
5large and serve as the president of the board.
6    Within 28 days after each board enters office, the board
7shall organize by electing its vice president and fixing a time
8and place for the regular meetings. No less than a majority of
9the board's regular meetings shall take place after regular
10business hours in order to maximize community participation.
11Upon organizing itself as provided in this subsection (b-5),
12the board shall enter upon the discharge of its duties.
13    Whenever a vacancy in the board occurs, the remaining
14members of the board shall notify the Mayor of that vacancy
15within 5 days after its occurrence and shall proceed to fill
16the vacancy until the next board election, at which election a
17successor shall be elected to serve the remainder of the
18unexpired term. However, if the vacancy occurs with less than
1928 months remaining in the term or if the vacancy occurs less
20than 88 days before the next board election, then the person so
21appointed shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term, and
22no election to fill the vacancy shall be held. The successor
23shall have the same residential and other qualifications as his
24or her predecessor. Should the remaining board members fail to
25act within 45 days after the vacancy occurs, the Mayor shall,
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1the vacancy, fill the vacancy as provided for in this Section.
2Upon the Mayor's failure to fill the vacancy, the vacancy shall
3be filled at the next board election. The successor shall have
4the same residential and other qualifications as his or her
6    (b-10) The board shall elect annually from its number a
7president and vice-president, in such manner and at such time
8as the board determines by its rules. The president elected by
9the voters and vice-president elected by the board officers so
10elected shall each perform the duties imposed upon his or her
11their respective office by the rules of the board, provided
12that (i) the president shall preside at meetings of the board
13and vote as any other member but have no power of veto, and
14(ii) the vice president shall perform the duties of the
15president if that office is vacant or the president is absent
16or unable to act. The secretary of the board Board shall be
17selected by the board Board and shall be an employee of the
18board Board rather than a member of the board Board,
19notwithstanding subsection (d) of Section 34-3.3. The duties of
20the secretary shall be imposed by the rules of the board Board.
21    (b-15) No member shall have, or be an employee or owner of
22a company that has, a contract with the school district. No
23former officer, member, or employee of the board shall, within
24a period of one year immediately after termination of service
25on the board, knowingly accept employment or receive
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1the officer, member, or employee, during the year immediately
2preceding termination of service on the board, participated
3personally and substantially in the award of contracts with the
4board or the school district, or the issuance of contract
5change orders with the board or the school district, with a
6cumulative value of $25,000 or more to the person or entity, or
7its parent or subsidiary.
8    (c) The board may appoint a student to the board to serve
9in an advisory capacity. The student member shall serve for a
10term as determined by the board. The board may not grant the
11student member any voting privileges, but shall consider the
12student member as an advisor. The student member may not
13participate in or attend any executive session of the board.
14(Source: P.A. 94-231, eff. 7-14-05.)
15    (105 ILCS 5/34-4)  (from Ch. 122, par. 34-4)
16    Sec. 34-4. Eligibility.
17    (a) To be eligible for election appointment to the board, a
18person shall be a citizen of the United States, shall be a
19registered voter as provided in the Election Code, shall have
20been a resident of the city and the electoral district for at
21least one year 3 years immediately preceding his or her
22election appointment, and shall not be a child sex offender as
23defined in Section 11-9.3 of the Criminal Code of 2012. A
24person is ineligible for election or appointment to the board
25if that person is an employee of the school district. All



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1persons eligible for election to the board shall be nominated
2by a petition signed by no less than 250 voters residing within
3the electoral district on a petition in order to be placed on
4the ballot, except that persons eligible for election to the
5board at large shall be nominated by a petition signed by no
6less than 2,500 voters residing within the city.
7    Permanent removal from the city by any member of the board
8during his or her term of office constitutes a resignation
9therefrom and creates a vacancy in the board. Board Except for
10the President of the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees
11who may be paid compensation for his or her services as chief
12executive officer as determined by the Mayor as provided in
13subsection (a) of Section 34-3, board members shall serve
14without any compensation; provided, that board members shall be
15reimbursed for expenses incurred while in the performance of
16their duties upon submission of proper receipts or upon
17submission of a signed voucher in the case of an expense
18allowance evidencing the amount of such reimbursement or
19allowance to the president of the board for verification and
20approval. Board members The board of education may continue to
21provide health care insurance coverage, employer pension
22contributions, employee pension contributions, and life
23insurance premium payments for an employee required to resign
24from an administrative, teaching, or career service position in
25order to qualify as a member of the board of education. They
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1any local government other than that of Director of the
2Regional Transportation Authority, member of the economic
3development commission of a city having a population exceeding
4500,000, notary public or member of the National Guard, and by
5accepting any such office while members of the board, or by not
6resigning any such office held at the time of being elected
7appointed to the board within 30 days after such election
8appointment, shall be deemed to have vacated their membership
9in the board.
10(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)
11    (105 ILCS 5/34-4.1 new)
12    Sec. 34-4.1. Nomination petitions. In addition to the
13requirements of the general election law, the form of petitions
14under Section 34-4 of this Code shall be substantially as
18    To the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of
20    We the undersigned, being (.... or more) of the voters
21residing within said district, hereby petition that .... who
22resides at .... in the City of Chicago shall be a candidate for
23the office of .... of the board of education (full term)
24(vacancy) to be voted for at the election to be held on (insert



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



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1candidate's surname.
2    All petitions for the nomination of members of a board of
3education shall be filed with the board of election
4commissioners of the jurisdiction in which the principal office
5of the school district is located within the time provided for
6by the general election law, except that petitions for the
7nomination of members of the board of education for the March
820, 2018 election shall be prepared and certified on the same
9schedule as the petition schedule for the candidates for the
10General Assembly. The board of election commissioners shall
11receive and file only those petitions that include a statement
12of candidacy, the required number of voter signatures, the
13notarized signature of the petition circulator, and a receipt
14from the County Clerk showing that the candidate has filed a
15statement of economic interest on or before the last day to
16file as required by the Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. The
17board of election commissioners may have petition forms
18available for issuance to potential candidates and may give
19notice of the petition filing period by publication in a
20newspaper of general circulation within the school district not
21less than 10 days prior to the first day of filing. The board
22of election commissioners shall make certification to the
23proper election authorities in accordance with the general
24election law.
25    The board of election commissioners of the jurisdiction in
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1shall notify the candidates for whom a petition for nomination
2is filed or the appropriate committee of the obligations under
3the Campaign Financing Act as provided in the general election
4law. Such notice shall be given on a form prescribed by the
5State Board of Elections and in accordance with the
6requirements of the general election law. The board of election
7commissioners shall within 7 days of filing or on the last day
8for filing, whichever is earlier, acknowledge to the petitioner
9in writing the office's acceptance of the petition.
10    A candidate for membership on the board of education who
11has petitioned for nomination to fill a full term and to fill a
12vacant term to be voted upon at the same election must withdraw
13his or her petition for nomination from either the full term or
14the vacant term by written declaration.
15    Nomination petitions are not valid unless the candidate
16named therein files with the board of election commissioners a
17receipt from the county clerk showing that the candidate has
18filed a statement of economic interests as required by the
19Illinois Governmental Ethics Act. Such receipt shall be so
20filed either previously during the calendar year in which his
21or her nomination papers were filed or within the period for
22the filing of nomination papers in accordance with the general
23election law.
24    (105 ILCS 5/34-4.2 new)
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1of the jurisdiction in which the principal office of the school
2district is located shall conduct a lottery to determine the
3ballot order of candidates for full terms in the event of any
4simultaneous petition filings. Such candidate lottery shall be
5conducted as follows:
6    All petitions filed by persons waiting in line as of 8:00
7a.m. on the first day for filing, or as of the normal opening
8hour of the office involved on such day, shall be deemed
9simultaneously filed as of 8:00 a.m. or the normal opening
10hour, as the case may be. Petitions filed by mail and received
11after midnight of the first day for filing and in the first
12mail delivery or pickup of that day shall be deemed
13simultaneously filed as of 8:00 a.m. of that day or as of the
14normal opening hour of such day, as the case may be. All
15petitions received thereafter shall be deemed filed in the
16order of actual receipt. However, 2 or more petitions filed
17within the last hour of the filing deadline shall be deemed
18filed simultaneously.
19    Where 2 or more petitions are received simultaneously for
20the same office as of 8:00 a.m. on the first day for petition
21filing or as of the normal opening hour of the office of the
22board of election commissioners with whom such petitions are
23filed, the board of election commissioners shall break ties and
24determine the order of filing by means of a lottery or other
25fair and impartial method of random selection. Such lottery
26shall be conducted within 9 days following the last day for



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



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1    Ballot position for candidates shall be determined by the
2order of petition filing or lottery held pursuant to this
4    The school district is divided into 20 electoral districts,
5each of which elects one member to the board of education and
6votes on one member to serve at-large.)
DISTRICT ....... (1 through 20)
( ) .....................................
( ) .....................................
( ) .....................................
( ) .....................................
( ) .....................................
( ) .....................................
DISTRICT ....... (1 through 20)
(Precinct name or number)



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School District No. ......, ........... County, Illinois
Election Tuesday (insert date)
(facsimile signature of Election Authority)

5    (105 ILCS 5/34-13.1)
6    Sec. 34-13.1. Inspector General.
7    (a) The Inspector General and his office in existence on
8the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995 shall be
9transferred to the jurisdiction of the board upon appointment
10of the Chicago School Reform Board of Trustees. The Inspector
11General shall have the authority to conduct investigations into
12allegations of or incidents of waste, fraud, and financial
13mismanagement in public education within the jurisdiction of
14the board by a local school council member or an employee,
15contractor, or member of the board or involving school projects
16managed or handled by the Public Building Commission. The
17Inspector General shall make recommendations to the board about
18the investigations. The Inspector General in office on the
19effective date of this amendatory Act of 1996 shall serve for a
20term expiring on June 30, 1998. His or her successors in office
21shall each be appointed by the Mayor, without the consent or
22approval of the City Council, for 4 year terms expiring on June
2330th of an even numbered year; however, beginning on March 21,
242018, successors shall be appointed by the board instead of the
25Mayor. If the Inspector General leaves office or if a vacancy



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1in that office otherwise occurs, the Mayor shall appoint,
2without the consent or approval of the City Council, a
3successor to serve under this Section for the remainder of the
4unexpired term; however, beginning on March 21, 2018,
5successors shall be appointed by the board instead of the
6Mayor. The Inspector General shall be independent of the
7operations of the board and the School Finance Authority, and
8shall perform other duties requested by the board.
9    (b) The Inspector General shall have access to all
10information and personnel necessary to perform the duties of
11the office. If the Inspector General determines that a possible
12criminal act has been committed or that special expertise is
13required in the investigation, he or she shall immediately
14notify the Chicago Police Department and the Cook County
15State's Attorney. All investigations conducted by the
16Inspector General shall be conducted in a manner that ensures
17the preservation of evidence for use in criminal prosecutions.
18    (c) At all times the Inspector General shall be granted
19access to any building or facility that is owned, operated, or
20leased by the board, the Public Building Commission, or the
21city in trust and for the use and benefit of the schools of the
23    (d) The Inspector General shall have the power to subpoena
24witnesses and compel the production of books and papers
25pertinent to an investigation authorized by this Code. Any
26person who (1) fails to appear in response to a subpoena; (2)



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1fails to answer any question; (3) fails to produce any books or
2papers pertinent to an investigation under this Code; or (4)
3knowingly gives false testimony during an investigation under
4this Code, is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
5    (e) The Inspector General shall provide to the board and
6the Illinois General Assembly a summary of reports and
7investigations made under this Section for the previous fiscal
8year no later than January 1 of each year, except that the
9Inspector General shall provide the summary of reports and
10investigations made under this Section for the period
11commencing July 1, 1998 and ending April 30, 1999 no later than
12May 1, 1999. The summaries shall detail the final disposition
13of those recommendations. The summaries shall not contain any
14confidential or identifying information concerning the
15subjects of the reports and investigations. The summaries shall
16also include detailed recommended administrative actions and
17matters for consideration by the General Assembly.
18    (f) (Blank).
19    (g) (Blank).
20(Source: P.A. 89-15, eff. 5-30-95; 89-698, eff. 1-14-97.)
21    (105 ILCS 5/34-21.9 new)
22    Sec. 34-21.9. Creation of electoral districts;
23reapportionment of districts.
24    (a) For purposes of elections conducted pursuant to
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1Chicago shall be subdivided into 20 electoral districts after
2the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General
3Assembly by the General Assembly for seats on the Chicago Board
4of Education. The electoral districts must be drawn on or
5before January 1, 2018. Each district must be compact,
6contiguous, and substantially equal in population.
7    (b) In the year following each decennial census, the
8General Assembly shall redistrict the electoral districts to
9reflect the results of the decennial census consistent with the
10requirements in subsection (a) of this Section. The
11reapportionment plan shall be completed and formally approved
12by the General Assembly not less than 90 days before the last
13date established by law for the filing of nominating petitions
14for the second school board election after the decennial census
15year. If by reapportionment a board member no longer resides
16within the electoral district from which the member was
17elected, the member shall continue to serve in office until the
18expiration of the member's regular term. All new members shall
19be elected from the electoral districts as reapportioned.
20    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
21becoming law.