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(65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-5)
(from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-10-5)
Qualifications; elective office.
(a) A person is not eligible for an elective municipal office unless that
person is a qualified elector of the municipality and has resided in the
municipality at least
one year next preceding the election or appointment, except as provided in Section 3.1-20-25, subsection (b) of Section 3.1-25-75, Section 5-2-2, or Section 5-2-11.
(b) A person is not eligible to take the oath of office for a municipal office if that person is, at the time required for taking the oath of office, in arrears in the payment of a tax or other indebtedness due to the municipality or
has been convicted in any court located in the United States of any infamous
bribery, perjury, or other felony.
(c) A person is not eligible for the office of
alderman of a ward unless that person has resided
in the ward that the person seeks to represent, and a person is not eligible for the office of trustee of a district unless that person has resided in the
municipality, at least one year next
preceding the election or appointment, except
as provided in Section 3.1-20-25, subsection (b) of Section 3.1-25-75, Section 5-2-2, or Section 5-2-11.
(d) If a person (i) is a resident of a municipality immediately prior to the active duty military service of that person or that person's spouse, (ii) resides anywhere outside of the municipality during that active duty military service, and (iii) immediately upon completion of that active duty military service is again a resident of the municipality, then the time during which the person resides outside the municipality during the active duty military service is deemed to be time during which the person is a resident of the municipality for purposes of determining the residency requirement under subsection (a).
(Source: P.A. 98-115, eff. 7-29-13; 99-449, eff. 8-24-15.)