(70 ILCS 605/3-6)
(from Ch. 42, par. 3-6)
Time and manner of giving notice.
Notice of the hearing on the petition shall be given by publishing the
notice in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county in
which the proposed district is situated. The notice shall be published once
each week for 2 successive weeks. The first publication of the notice shall
be at least 3 weeks prior to the date fixed for hearing. When the proposed
district is situated in 2 or more counties, then such notice shall be given
as aforesaid by publishing the same in a newspaper of general circulation
published in each of said counties. If no newspaper of general circulation
is published in any such county, then publication of the notice shall be in
a newspaper having general circulation in that county.
The petition shall be accompanied by an affidavit of one or more
credible persons setting forth the names and addresses of the owners of all
the land proposed to be included in the district, if known, or, if unknown,
the names and addresses of the persons who last paid the general taxes on
the land for which the names or addresses of the non-resident owners are
unknown, as shown by the collector's books in the county in which such land
is situated. The petitioners or the clerk of the court shall, within 4 days
after the first publication of the notice, mail a copy thereof to each
person named in the affidavit at the address therein set forth.
The notice given by mail shall be sent first class, with the postage
thereon fully prepaid. The certificate of the clerk of the court or the
affidavit of any other credible person, affixed to a copy of the notice, is
sufficient evidence of the mailing of notice.
(Source: P.A. 86-297.)