(60 ILCS 1/170-10)
Petition and referendum.
(a) On the petition of not less than 5% of the registered voters (according
to the voting registration records at the time the petition is filed) of any
township having a population of less than 500,000 (according to the last
preceding federal census) directed to the township clerk, requesting the clerk
to order an election for the purpose of submitting to the voters of the
township the question of whether the township shall establish, acquire,
purchase, construct, improve, extend, equip, maintain, and operate a public
hospital, with power to issue bonds and levy a tax for those purposes under
this Article, the township clerk shall certify the question to the proper
election officials, who shall submit the question at an election in accordance
with the general election law.
(b) The vote shall be by ballot, and the proposition shall be in
substantially the following form:
Shall (name of township) establish, acquire by
purchase or otherwise, construct, improve, extend, repair, equip, and thereafter maintain and operate a public hospital, and shall a board of directors for the management and operation of the public hospital be appointed with power to levy taxes and issue bonds for hospital purposes, under Article 170 of the Township Code?
The votes shall be recorded as "Yes" or "No".
(c) The election shall be held and conducted in accordance with the general
election law. If a majority of the voters voting on the question vote in favor
of the question, the township may establish, acquire by purchase or otherwise,
construct, improve, extend, repair, equip, maintain, and operate a
public hospital as provided in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 86-739; 88-62.)