(70 ILCS 3710/4) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 216)
    Sec. 4. Whenever a vacancy in the board of trustees shall occur, either by death, resignation, refusal to qualify or for any other reason, the appointing authority, as defined in Section 3 of this Act, shall fill such vacancy by appointment for the unexpired term, and such person so appointed shall qualify for office in the manner hereinbefore stated and shall thereupon assume the duties of the office.
(Source: P.A. 77-698.)