(105 ILCS 5/5-3)
(from Ch. 122, par. 5-3)
Eligibility of trustees.
No person shall be eligible to the office of trustee of schools who is
not a resident of the township and at least 18 years of age. If there are
3 or more school districts in a township which are subject to the
jurisdiction of the trustees of schools of that township, no 2 trustees shall reside,
when elected, in the same school district; except that in townships in
which at least 90% of the electors reside in one school district which is
subject to the jurisdiction of the trustees of schools of that township, this
restriction shall not apply. No person shall be eligible to the office of
trustee of schools and school director or school board member at the same
This Section does not apply to trustees appointed under subsection (b) of Section 5-2.
(Source: P.A. 102-924, eff. 5-27-22.)