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(55 ILCS 5/) Counties Code.

55 ILCS 5/Div. 1-2

    (55 ILCS 5/Div. 1-2 heading)
Division 1-2. Alteration of County Lines

55 ILCS 5/1-2001

    (55 ILCS 5/1-2001) (from Ch. 34, par. 1-2001)
    Sec. 1-2001. Petition for transfer of territory. When a majority of the legal voters, residing upon any territory, not less than half of one congressional township, shall petition the county board of their own county, and also of the county to which they desire such territory to be transferred, for leave to have such territory transferred to such county, it shall be the duty of the several county boards so petitioned to certify the proposition to the proper election officials, who shall submit the question at a referendum in their respective counties in accordance with the general election law.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/1-2002

    (55 ILCS 5/1-2002) (from Ch. 34, par. 1-2002)
    Sec. 1-2002. Notice of election. In addition to the requirements of the general election law, notices of such election shall contain a description of the territory proposed to be transferred, and the names of the counties from and to which such transfer is intended to be made.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/1-2003

    (55 ILCS 5/1-2003) (from Ch. 34, par. 1-2003)
    Sec. 1-2003. Form of ballots; effect of vote. The ballots used in the said elections may be in the following form, to wit: "For transferring territory," and "Against transferring territory." If a majority of the voters voting upon said question in the county from which said territory is proposed to be taken, and a majority of the voters of the county to which the same is proposed to be transferred, shall be "For transferring territory," then the said territory shall be transferred to and become a part of the county to which it is proposed to transfer the same, on and after the first day of March succeeding such elections, and shall be subject to all the laws, rules and regulations thereof: Provided, That all assessments and collection of taxes, and judicial or other official proceedings commenced prior to said first day of March, shall be continued, prosecuted and completed, in the same manner as if no such transfer had been made: And, provided, further, That all township or precinct officers within said transferred territory shall continue to hold their respective offices within the county to which they may be transferred, until their respective terms of office expire.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/1-2004

    (55 ILCS 5/1-2004) (from Ch. 34, par. 1-2004)
    Sec. 1-2004. Restriction. No county shall be reduced, under the provisions of this Division, to less contents than 400 square miles; nor shall any county line be made to pass within less than ten miles of the county seat of the county from which territory is so transferred.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/1-2005

    (55 ILCS 5/1-2005) (from Ch. 34, par. 1-2005)
    Sec. 1-2005. Adjustment of debts. No territory transferred under the provisions of this Division shall be released from the payment of its proportion of the debts of the county from which such territory is transferred; and such proportionate indebtedness from such transferred territory shall be collected by the county to which such territory is transferred, at an equal or greater rate than is levied and collected in the county from which such territory was transferred -- such rate to be ascertained by the certificate of the county clerk of said last named county, and when so collected, to be paid over to the county entitled thereto.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/1-2006

    (55 ILCS 5/1-2006) (from Ch. 34, par. 1-2006)
    Sec. 1-2006. Territory released. When the county to which such territory is transferred shall also be indebted, the county board of such county shall release such transferred territory from the payment of such indebtedness to an amount equal to that which said territory is required to pay to the county from which it was transferred.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)

55 ILCS 5/1-2007

    (55 ILCS 5/1-2007) (from Ch. 34, par. 1-2007)
    Sec. 1-2007. When elections at discretion of county board. When a majority of the legal voters of any territory, less than half of one congressional township, shall petition the county boards as provided in Section 1-2001, the said county boards may, in their discretion, order referenda to be held as herein provided; and in any case where referenda have been held under this Division, and the result has been adverse to the petitioners, it shall be in the discretion of the said boards to order another referendum, on a petition to transfer the same territory, within three years from the time of holding such former referendum.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)