(70 ILCS 2105/26b) (from Ch. 42, par. 409b)
    Sec. 26b. A river conservancy district organized under this Act may be dissolved in the following manner:
    Its board of trustees shall adopt an ordinance finding and determining that all outstanding debts and obligations have been discharged or assumed by another public agency and that the public interest does not require continuation of the district. The publication of the ordinance shall be accompanied by a notice of (1) the specific number of voters required to sign a petition requesting the question of dissolving the district to be submitted to the electors; (2) the time in which such petition must be filed; and (3) the date of the prospective referendum. The district secretary shall provide a petition form to any individual requesting one.
    Unless a petition shall be filed with the board within 30 days after such publication containing the signatures of a number of electors residing in the district equal to 10% or more of the registered voters in the district requesting that the question of the dissolution of the district be submitted to an election, the district shall be deemed to be dissolved at the expiration of the 30 day period. If such a petition is filed, the question of the dissolution of the district shall be certified to the proper election officials, who shall submit the question to the electors of the district at an election in accordance with the general election law. The question shall be in substantially the following form:
    "Shall the ...........                YES
 River Conservancy District          -------------------------
 be dissolved?"                           NO
The result of the election shall be entered upon the corporate records of the district. If a majority of the ballots cast on the question are marked "yes" the district shall be dissolved. But if a majority of the ballots on the question are marked "no", the corporate authorities shall proceed with the affairs of the district as though the dissolution ordinance had never been adopted, and, in such case, the question shall not again be considered for a period of one year. When the business and affairs of any such district have been closed up after dissolution, such fact shall be certified by the board of trustees to the county clerk and recorder of the county or counties in which the district was situated and to the Secretary of State. All assets of the district remaining after the closing up of business affairs and the retiring of all debts and obligations shall be paid to the corporate fund of the township in which such district was situated. If such district was situated in 2 or more townships, the assets shall be divided on a pro rata basis between the corporate fund of each township according to the value, as equalized and assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property in each township situated within the boundaries of such district.
(Source: P.A. 87-767.)