(110 ILCS 805/3-2) (from Ch. 122, par. 103-2)
    Sec. 3-2. Upon the receipt of such a petition, the State Board shall, in cooperation with the regional superintendent of the county or counties in which the territory of the proposed district is located, cause a study to be made of the territory of the proposed district and the community college needs and condition thereof and the area within and adjacent thereto in relation to existing facilities for general education, including pre-professional curricula and for training in occupational activities, and in relation to a factual survey of the possible enrollment, assessed valuation, industrial business, agricultural and other conditions reflecting educational needs in the area to be served, in order to determine whether in its judgment the proposed district may adequately maintain a community college in accordance with such desirable standards. In reviewing the application the State Board shall consider the feasibility of any proposed utilization of existing public or private educational facilities and land within or in near proximity to the boundary of the proposed district, and of contracting with such public or private institutions for the provision of educational programs. If the State Board finds as the result of its study that it is not possible for the proposed district to produce a desirable program of community college education at a reasonable cost, it shall provide a brief statement of the reasons for this decision and shall thereupon cause a copy of the statement to be published in a newspaper or newspapers having a general circulation in the territory of the proposed district and no election shall be held or further proceedings had on said petition to establish such a community college district. In approving a request for a new community college district, the State Board shall make a determination as to whether or not the proposal is in conformity with a comprehensive community college program. When the State Board approves the request for a new community college, the State Board shall prepare a report of such action on the petition. The report shall contain a brief statement of the reasons for the decision and a resume stating why the State Board deems it possible for the proposed district to provide a desirable 2-year college program at reasonable cost, the conditions under which such operation would be possible, the estimated results of such operation in terms of local taxes, the nature and probable cost of alternative methods of providing adequate community college educational opportunities for students in the territory involved and such other information as the State Board believes may be helpful to the voters in such territory in voting on the proposition to establish a community college district.
(Source: P.A. 99-655, eff. 7-28-16.)