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(65 ILCS 5/5-1-4)
(from Ch. 24, par. 5-1-4)
Procedure for adopting managerial form of government.
(a) Cities and villages described in Section 5-1-1, in order
to vest themselves with the managerial form of municipal government,
shall act in accordance with the procedure provided in Sections 5-1-4
through 5-1-11 unless modified elsewhere in this Article 5. In cities
that are operating under Section 3.1-20-10 and
villages operating under
Section 3.1-25-75 at the time of the adoption of this Article 5,
of petition and ballot prescribed in Sections 5-1-5 and 5-1-7 may at the
option of the petitioners be modified to contain the following
Shall (name of city or village), if it adopts the
managerial form of municipal government, continue to elect alderpersons (or trustees) from wards (or districts)?
(b) In any city operating under Section 3.1-20-10 at
the time of adoption of
this Article 5, at the option of the petitioners and in addition to the
optional proposition provided for in subsection (a), the forms
of petition and ballot prescribed in Sections 5-1-6 and 5-1-8 may be
further modified to contain the following additional proposition:
Shall only one alderperson hereafter be elected from
each ward if (name of city) adopts the managerial form of municipal government and also elects to continue the alderperson organization for the city council?
(c) If 2 or more forms of petition allowed under this
Section are presented to the chief judge of the circuit court or
any judge of that circuit designated by the chief judge, the judge shall
cause only the question or questions contained in the first petition so
presented to be submitted to referendum, if he or she finds
that the petition
is in proper form and legally sufficient.
(d) If a majority of the electors voting on the proposition
vote to adopt
the managerial form of municipal government, then this Article 5 shall
become effective in the city or village upon the date of the next
general municipal election at which any corporate authority is elected. The operation of the managerial form of municipal government,
for purposes of voting on the question to abandon set out in Section
5-5-1, however, shall not be deemed to begin until a manager is appointed.
(e) The city council or board of trustees of a city or village
that adopts the
provisions of this Article 5 under this Section may, if it so
desires, by the adoption of an ordinance immediately after the
of this Article 5 has been proclaimed, appoint a city or village
manager and reorganize
the administration of the municipality in conformance with this Article 5. This
to the membership of the council in cities or villages in which representation
by wards or
districts has not been retained, shall be in effect upon the
proclamation of the results of the adopting referendum.
(Source: P.A. 102-15, eff. 6-17-21.)