(110 ILCS 805/3-1)
(from Ch. 122, par. 103-1)
Any contiguous and compact territory, no part of which is included
within any community college district, unless all of such district is
included which has an equalized assessed valuation of not less than
$150,000,000 and contains a population of not less than 60,000
persons may be organized into a community college
district within the State system.
For the purpose of this section and Sections 6-5.3, 6-5.5, and 6-6.1
any territory which is completely surrounded by a community college
district governed by the provisions of Article 7 of this Act, shall be
considered contiguous to any territory beyond the boundaries of such
community college district governed by the provisions of Article 7, the
closest boundary of which is not more than 5 miles from the boundary of
such territory so surrounded. Any territory which comprises a special
charter school district and which is completely surrounded by a
non-district territory shall be considered contiguous to any community
college district beyond the boundaries of such non-district territory,
the closest boundary of which is not more than 20 miles from the
boundary of such territory so surrounded. The contiguity of such
territory shall not be affected by any subsequent change in the status
of the surrounding non-district territory, including the inclusion of
such non-district territory in a community college district other than
the district to which the original territory was annexed.
A petition signed by at least 500 or more voters residing in the
territory described in the petition shall be filed with the State Board.
The petition shall:
(1) Request the calling of an election for the purpose of voting for
or against the establishment of a community college district.
(2) Describe the territory comprising the proposed district.
(3) Describe the extent to which educational programs will be provided
by contract with existing public or private educational institutions.
(4) Set forth the maximum tax rates for educational purposes and
for operations and maintenance of facilities
purposes. The proposed district shall be authorized to levy rates which
shall not exceed .75 per cent of the value, as equalized or assessed by
the Department of Revenue, for educational purposes,
and .1 per cent for operations and maintenance of facilities purposes.
(Source: P.A. 85-1335.)