(65 ILCS 20/21-36) (from Ch. 24, par. 21-36)
    Sec. 21-36. City to have fifty wards.
    The city of Chicago shall be divided into fifty wards. In the formation of wards the population of each shall be as nearly equal as practicable and each shall be composed of contiguous and compact territory.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 2, p. 19.)