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MUNICIPALITIES65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-75
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.
(65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-75)
(from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-75)
Districts; election of trustees.
(a) After a village with a
population of 5,000 or more adopts the
provisions of this Section in the manner prescribed in Section 3.1-25-80,
the board of trustees by ordinance shall divide and, whenever
necessary thereafter, shall redistrict the village into 6 compact and
contiguous districts of approximately equal population as required by law.
shall be completed not less than 30 days before the first day for the filing
of nominating petitions for the next succeeding election of village officers
held in accordance with the general election law.
(b) Each of the districts shall be represented by one trustee who shall have
been an actual resident of the district for at least 6 months immediately
before his or her election in the first election after a redistricting, unless the trustee is a resident of a newly incorporated municipality.
Only the electors of a district shall elect the
trustee from that
(c) The provisions of this Code relating to terms of office of aldermen in
cities shall also apply to the terms of office of trustees under this
(Source: P.A. 95-646, eff. 1-1-08.)
65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-80
(65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-80)
(from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-80)
Referendum; districting and election of trustees.
petition signed by not less than 5% of the electors
of a village with a population of 5,000 or more requests that the
question of districting the village and electing trustees, one from each
district, be submitted to the electors of the village, this question
shall be certified by the municipal clerk to the proper election authority,
who shall submit the proposition at the next general state or municipal
election in the village. The petition shall be presented in accordance
with the general election law.
shall be in substantially the following form:
Shall the village be divided into 6 districts with
one trustee elected from each district?
If the question receives the favorable vote of a
majority of all votes cast on the proposition, the board of trustees
shall proceed to district the village, and the election of trustees for
the village thereafter shall be in accordance with Section 3.1-25-75.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)
65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-85
(65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-85)
(from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-85)
Method of election of trustees; abandonment.
municipality that has operated for more than 4 years
under the provisions of Section 3.1-25-75 may abandon its method of electing
trustees under that Section and elect its trustees under the provisions
of Section 3.1-25-5 then applicable to villages, by proceeding under this
When a petition signed by not less than 5% of the electors of the
village requests that the question of abandoning the method of electing
trustees from districts be submitted to the electors of the village,
this question shall be certified by the municipal clerk to the appropriate
election authority, who shall submit the proposition at
the next general municipal election
in the village. The petition shall be presented in accordance with the
general election law.
The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
Shall (name of village) abandon the method of
electing trustees from districts so that trustees shall be hereafter elected on a village wide basis?
If a majority of the votes cast on this proposition are in favor of
it, the trustees elected at the next succeeding general
municipal election shall be elected in the manner then prescribed by
Section 3.1-25-5. The trustees who have been duly elected, have qualified, and
who are acting at the time this proposition takes effect shall continue
in office until their respective terms expire or until they cease to
function as trustees.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)
65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-90
(65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-90)
(from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-90)
Election or appointment of clerk; term; vacancy.
(a) Any village of
fewer than 5,000 inhabitants may, by resolution
adopted by not less than two-thirds of the village board, choose to have
a clerk appointed by the village president with the concurrence of the village
board. Otherwise, at the election for trustees in each village and
town, whether incorporated under a general or special Act (other than a village
that was incorporated under a special Act and that adopts Section 3.1-30-25),
a clerk of the village or incorporated town shall be elected who shall hold
office for a term of the same length of time as provided in this Article
3.1 for the mayor in a city, except that any such village or incorporated
town that, before January 1, 1942, has adopted a 2 year term for village clerk
shall continue to elect a village clerk for a term of 2 years. Whenever
a vacancy in the office of a clerk elected under this Section occurs during
the term, the vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the term at the
next general municipal election as provided by Section 3.1-10-50. During the
period from the time the vacancy occurs until a clerk is elected as
provided in this Section and has qualified, the vacancy may be filled by
the appointment of an acting clerk by the president with the advice and
consent of the trustees.
(b) In any village where the clerk is appointed as provided in this
Section, the clerk may later be elected, but only after a referendum initiated
and held as provided in this Section. The question of whether the
village clerk shall be elected, rather than appointed, shall be submitted to
the electors of the village upon the filing of a petition with the village clerk signed by
in number to at least 10% of the highest number of votes cast for any
candidate for village office at the last preceding municipal election. The
question shall be certified by the village clerk to the proper election
authorities, who shall submit the proposition at an election in accordance
with the general election law. The question shall be in substantially the
Shall the clerk in (name of village) be elected,
If a majority of the electors in the village voting on the question
vote in the affirmative, the village clerk shall thereafter be elected. If
a majority of the electors voting on the question vote in
the negative, the village clerk shall continue to be appointed.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)
65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-95
(65 ILCS 5/3.1-25-95)
(from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-25-95)
Incorporated town officers.
For the general municipal
election to be held
in the year 1985 in every incorporated town with a population
of 25,000 or more by the last official census, and every 4 years thereafter,
the municipal clerk shall certify the names of the candidates
to the proper election authority as provided by the general election
law. A president, a clerk, an assessor, a
collector, and a supervisor shall be elected for a term of 4 years
and until their successors are elected
and have qualified. Whenever a vacancy occurs in the office of any of the
specified officers, the vacancy shall
be filled for the remainder of the term at the next general municipal election
in that incorporated town as provided in Section 3.1-10-50. Whenever an
election is held for this purpose, the municipal clerk shall certify the
office to be filled and the candidates for that office to the election
as provided in the general election law. During the period from the time
a vacancy occurs until a clerk, assessor, collector, or supervisor is elected
and has qualified, the vacancy may be filled by appointment by the president
and board of trustees of that incorporated town voting jointly. During the
period from the time a vacancy occurs until a president is elected and has
qualified, the vacancy may be filled by appointment by the board of trustees
of that incorporated town.
(Source: P.A. 87-1119.)
65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 30
(65 ILCS 5/Art. 3.1 Div. 30 heading)
APPOINTED OFFICERS IN ALL MUNICIPALITIES
65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-5
(65 ILCS 5/3.1-30-5)
(from Ch. 24, par. 3.1-30-5)
Appointed officers in all municipalities.
(a) The mayor or president, as the case may be, by and with the advice
and consent of the city council or the board
of trustees, may appoint (1) a treasurer (if the treasurer is not an
elected position in the municipality), (2) a collector, (3) a
comptroller, (4) a marshal, (5) an attorney or a corporation counsel, (6)
one or more purchasing agents and deputies, (7) the number of auxiliary police officers determined necessary by the corporate authorities, (8)
police matrons, (9) a commissioner of public works, (10) a budget director
or a budget officer, and (11) other officers
necessary to carry into effect the powers conferred upon municipalities.
(b) By ordinance or resolution to take effect at the end of the current
fiscal year, the corporate authorities, by a two-thirds vote, may discontinue
any appointed office and devolve the duties of that office on any other
municipal officer. After discontinuance, no officer filling the office before
its discontinuance shall have any claim against the municipality for salary
alleged to accrue after the date of discontinuance.
(c) Vacancies in all appointed municipal offices may be filled in the same
manner as appointments are made under subsection (a). The city council or board
of trustees of a municipality, by ordinance not inconsistent with this Code,
may prescribe the duties, define the powers, and fix the term of office of all
appointed officers of the municipality; but the term of office, except as
otherwise expressly provided in this Code, shall not exceed that of the mayor
or president of the municipality.
(d) An appointed officer of a municipality may resign from his or her
office. If an appointed officer resigns, he or she shall continue in office
until a successor has been chosen and has qualified. If there is a failure to
appoint a municipal officer, or the person appointed fails to qualify, the
person filling the office shall continue in office until a successor has been
chosen and has qualified. If an appointed municipal officer ceases to perform
the duties of or to hold the office by reason of death, permanent physical or
mental disability, conviction of a disqualifying crime, or dismissal from or
abandonment of office, the mayor or president of the municipality may appoint a
temporary successor to the officer.
(Source: P.A. 94-984, eff. 6-30-06.)