(70 ILCS 1205/2-3)
(from Ch. 105, par. 2-3)
An organization or reorganization petition under Section
2-2 or 2-2.1 shall be filed in the offices of the clerk of the circuit court
in which such proposed district or district to be
reorganized, or the greater or greatest portion in area
thereof, is situated together with a request that the circuit judge set a
date and time for a public hearing thereon. The organization petition
shall contain a plat survey of the legal boundaries of the proposed
district. The circuit judge shall fix a date and time, not less than 30
days nor more than 180 days after the date of filing of such petition and
hearing request, for a public hearing on the subject of the petition.
Notice of the time and place of such hearing shall be given by the clerk of
the circuit court at least 20 days prior to the date fixed for such hearing
by at least one publication thereof in one or more daily or weekly
newspapers having a general circulation within the proposed park district.
If no request for a hearing accompanied the petition or if a hearing on
the petition has not been held within the time required by this Section,
such petition shall be void and shall be dismissed by the circuit judge.
(Source: P.A. 84-633.)